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Pheasant nesting at the front door!!!!

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By kate123

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Visited a new patient today and his family has a pheasant nesting at the front of the house in a concrete planter!!!
Apparently..there are THIRTEEN eggs underneath! All I thought was, I do hope a fox or a cat doesn’t attack the poor thing! Keeping fingers crossed 🤞

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It would be such a pity if a cat found the family. What can you do? It is quite a responsibility.

28 Apr, 2021

 

Very cool Kate. What a site that must have been. They aren't docile birds from what I understand, especially when protecting the nest. I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of their indignation.

28 Apr, 2021

 

Fingers crossed they have a happy ending! 🤞

29 Apr, 2021

 

They usually spend quite a time looking at potential sites apparently, so perhaps she knows this one is relatively safe.

as you say fingers crossed!

29 Apr, 2021

 

Thanks Eileen, that’s good to hear..hoping she has made a sensible choice. 🤞

29 Apr, 2021

 

Wow Kate, that's quite an experience! Imagine if and when they all hatch there will be little pheasant chicks running round the garden!

29 Apr, 2021

 

It's fantastic that she feels safe enough to nest so close to the house, but sad that wildlife has to do so. Habitat loss is forcing wildlife into our gardens and cities. Best of luck to her.

29 Apr, 2021

 

Hope she gets away with it. It's when the chicks start cheaping that they give their presence away.

29 Apr, 2021

 

Sue, I think they will be overrun with little chicks if there are 13! I’d love to think they’ll all be safe!!!

29 Apr, 2021

 

You are so right, Honeysuckle! It’s sad that we have altered their habitat over the years and this has caused them to nest and feed close to us or pretty much ‘on our doorstep’...
I’m wishing her all the luck too! She’ll need it.

29 Apr, 2021

 

Josee, have to agree...this is the worry. Predators will hear the little chicks...I know it’s nature and all that, but, it’s not the most pleasant thought.

29 Apr, 2021

 

How lovely, hope they all survive.

4 May, 2021

 

Mama knows how to tell the chicks to keep quiet

4 May, 2021

 

Fingers crossed for the little family, Stroller - hope you’re right, Paul.

5 May, 2021

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