Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday


I spotted this handsome fellow at the side of the road on my way home from the store.  A Pheasant and yes, just in time for hunting season.  The sad truth is that these beautiful birds are raised and released by a hunt club ... raised for the sport of the kill.  And, even if they do manage to avoid the hunters bullet, they have been raised and fed in a pen and don't have a clue how to survive in the wild.  Some end up road kill, others are prey for the coyote and fox.  Something about this makes my heart hurt ...


Andrea

10 comments:

  1. Ah, makes my heart ache, too! How, why do people do this???

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  2. It should make our hearts hurt.
    I really, really don't understand the 'sport' of killing. And on such an uneven playing field as well.

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  3. Great photos of a beautiful bird. I'm sure it is more beautiful alive than dead!!

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  4. What a beauty! Such lovely colours in the green field.

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  5. I had one that flew up in front of me the other week. We have, more or less, the same situation in Sweden. Love your shots :)

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  6. Beautiful birds...such wonderful photos!

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  7. he is a beauty. I can image he woruld be good to do an astract edit on!!

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  8. Beautiful bird!
    I hope the hunters eat what they kill.
    Sad that they cannot survive in the wild.

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