Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Baby Pheasants are "babies" no more

They've grown so big! I got unexpectedly awoken early this morning, but got a nice reward, seeing the babies sitting under our backyard maple, shaking out the dew from their feathers. What a cute bunch! You can definitely see the second one from the left is going to be a boy - he's getting his pretty red feathers in around his neck (and some on his chest too, which I've seen on earlier occasions).

It's funny when their bodies are all puffed out like that, it makes their heads look ridiculously scrawny and small! (Like, check out the one on the far right - she's looking like a Skesis or something!) Okay, cuter than that, but you get my drift. :)

I really can't get over how fast they've grown. I guess they have to, with the cooler weather coming on. :) What sweet little dears...


mister anchovy said...

Nice shots!

Ann Morash said...

Thanks! Thanks to their grooming under that tree that morning, I scavenged a great collection of their baby feathers - I'll be putting up pictures of them soon! (Hopefully!)