I had the most beautiful Ring-necked Pheasant cock stroll through my backyard and have lunch at my neighbour’s bird feeder. What a magificent bird! My neighbour, Gail, says he has been coming for about two weeks. And no apparent fear – just a majestic strut across the grass and eventually through the cedar hedge into the O’Grady property behind me. (N.B. The bird has been present in the McCrea Drive/ Fairbairn area for about a month. D.M.)

Location: Fairbairn Street, Peterborough
Observer: Mary Rawlings

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.