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A Regal Visit

This stately Ringed-neck Pheasant dramatically paused on a high stone wall for a few moments. His flamboyant red face mask and iridescent blue neck feathers were clasped by a white neck ring. Completing this regal couture was a train of extravagantly long golden brown tail feathers edged with dark brown bars. After posing gracefully over the rocks, he exited with dignity into the nearby meadow.
I hereby name him, “The Posh Prince”.

Ringed-neck Pheasant, Wachusett Meadow Audubon, Princeton, MA

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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10 Comments

  1. I enjoyed your excellent description of this stately and posh prince of birds.

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    1. Such a beautiful bird–it almost didn’t seem real. It was fun to imagine him as royalty! 😉

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      1. They do seem to be almost fairytale creatures and definitely regal too.

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  2. Wonderful photos!

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    1. Thanks so much! I am just looking at your wonderful blog, and will take time to read it in the next days. So many subjects I am interested in!

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  3. I curtsey before his Royal Highness. 🙂

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    1. Ha Ha! And there I stood, in my jeans, t-shirt and Mass Audubon cap, gazing on him in all his glory…;-)

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  4. Awesome sighting and shots, such a pretty bird! I’ve seen them but still haven’t gotten a photo of one. Someday I hope!

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    1. Thanks! My first ever photo of one!

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