Friday, February 26, 2010

Bird Dog Reporting....

On today's bird watching segment we are going to talk about the pheasant.  They are a very pretty bird.  On a road trip to McLeod, ND, which is part of the North Dakota Sandhills (yep, there are sandhills in North Dakota), a few weeks ago we took this picture a pheasant out in a field.

Some facts about pheasants  --
•Roosters will range in weight from 3.5 to 4 lbs
•Hens will range in weight from 2 to 2.5 lbs
•After hatching, pheasant chicks immediately begin growing flight feathers, and are capable of short flights at 2 weeks
•Pheasants do not migrate, they stay relatively local all year long
•On flat ground, a ringneck pheasant can run at speeds of 8-10mph
•Pheasants can fly up to 48mph
•Pheasants main predators include: Fox, Raccoon and Skunk (as chicks) and Man, Hawks and Owls
•Pheasants, a native to China, were brought across the Pacific in 1881 by Judge Owen Nickerson
•Through most of the growing season, pheasants can survive on the moisture they consume in insects and the morning dew on vegetation


Aren't they beautiful birds?

Until next time -- Remington -- the bird dog -- out!

26 comments:

Gloria said...

They may be beautiful birds, but you are still the best lookin, hot blooded, creature around! (swooning)

Madi and Mom said...

Rem you do have a good eye for a beautiful bird.
I don't think I've seen one quite this close.
I need a birdwatching hat like that...do you mind sharing your shopping location with me? You are so stylish
Madi and Mom

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! COOL ... Lots of Golden Thanks for the information - learned something great today. BTW Love your photo. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Rem,

Not only are you the dreamiest doggy I ever seen, but you are highly intelligent too! I like that in a man! I also luv birds!

Luv,
Your little princess,
Star. xoxoxoxoxoxox!

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Remington I think the other part of this post is going to get Totally LOST after ... STAR's Pawment!! Whooooie... that gal is showing you some LOVE LUV LOVE. You lucky guy you!!
PeeS. I love your pheasant photo. He is not scary like my hawk. Thanks for the info about him. We really like birds on my hill.

Dory and the Mama said...

They are very beautiful birds Remington! Thanks so much for showing us all about them!


Smileys!
Dory

LizzyBean said...

Wow -- loved the Pheasant facts! I didn't know that pheasants were native to China, or that they were brought over so late. I shall have to share this with my mom, though she may already know this. Thank you for sharing, Remington!

LizzyBean said...

P.S. Great pics, too!

Lucy the Cat said...

Hi Remington,
Thanks for visiting us. You have some great pictures of pheasants, and you look really good in your hat!

Purrs,
Lucy

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Very nicely done, Remington. You know, I too am a bird dog. My job is to "spring" pheasants and partridges. We have both in the fields here and it's fun to find them, although I never actually harm them.

Woofs,
Tommy

Cat said...

Oh Remmy, you are sooo dreamy in that hat!! Even if you are a dawg!! And gosh are you smart...you are the smartest, dreamyist dawg we know!!

Lautrec and Tiny

JackDaddy said...

Jack seems to think that he is the king of the manor and we are all his pheasants too!

Or something like that! :)

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for all the pheasant facts, we had no idea; they are beautiful birds!...We love you in that hat, Remington, you look so ruggedly handsome!...Happy weekend...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Twinkietinydog said...

Pheasants are birds. Let's talk about the bird watcher, you! What's going on Remington? Why can't you jump around. You mean to say when your favorite football team scores you don't jump around on the couch?
Twink!

Jazzi said...

pretty neat pheasant there remington. Who knew all that about pheasants? Thanks for the info, you are one smart dude!!Looking good in the hat too.

Wags
jazzi

SquirrelQueen said...

Hello Bird Dog Remington,
Wonderful photos of the pheasants, they are very beautiful birds. Thank you for sharing the information, we did not know those facts.
We have pheasants in our backyard sometimes but they move so fast it is hard to get a good photo.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

They are inkhredible!

When Mom lived down the street, her bakhkyard was a khorn and/or soybean field -

She khould hear and/or see Phineas and Phoebe pheasant as they patrolled the property!

She misses them!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow, we didn't know anything about phesants - we thought they were much bigger then they are! Thanks for the info!

And you look extremely cute in your hat!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Teddy Bear said...

My Daddy loves to hunt for pheasant! You look dashing in your hunting hat.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You look very handsome in your naturalist hat! I wonder if pheasant are related to road runners? We have LOTS of those where I live.

kissa-bull said...

so furry informative remi darling
we thanks you vewy much for your knowledgeables
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Sagira said...

You're such a handsome bird dog!

Suka said...

hey Remington,

Love the hat! Where can I get one? You are a trend setter for dogs!

Pheasants are beautiful birds! Thanks for all the information on them. They sure have a lot of natural predators.

Suka

Ina in Alaska said...

You are working that hat, Mr. Remington!

The Army of Four said...

Ooooooh! They're very pretty. I could stare at that birdie for a long time!
Play bows,
Zim

CE Webster said...

The pheasant is beautiful. {You are, too!)
I miss seeing pheasant around my house. There's building going on all around me and I'm sure that's why. Which is very sad!