Live in any village and you will know they are full of characters. Although each villager is unique, there are similarities wherever you go, except I bet not many villages have their very own friendly pheasant.
Over the past 15 years since we’ve lived in our village, every couple of years we have a character that enters our midst, a pheasant that either chases everyone or, like this year, becomes a regular visitor to many of the gardens in the village.
This years friendly pheasant, fondly known as Tango because of his colouring, has taken a particular liking to my mother in laws garden. So much so that each morning, he stands under her window “shouting” for his breakfast at 5 am and the only way to stop him is to go out and feed him.
With the shooting season just around the corner, we’re starting to worry about how to keep him safe. He managed to survive last year but as he’s become so used to people we can’t see him making it again this. Best get a trap ready to keep him safe for another year!