Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Nature notes

Spotted something pale, moving, but oddly shaped on the road ahead (in the middle of my side of the road) on the way in to work this a.m. Getting closer, it resolves into a hen pheasant and her brood of about a dozen chicks milling about. As I approach, they get their acts together and start to make for the opposite verge. Just about to take foot off brake, when the last one hops out of the nearside verge, and stops in front of me to gawp, as I sit and wait, before it realises it should be joining its siblings.

There's always one, isn't there.

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