Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday smile

 This is the rainbow that greeted me on Monday afternoon - it certainly made me smile!
I hope it does the same for you too.

Now, you may remember two weeks ago I had a cheeky pheasant peeking through my kitchen door.
Then last week she was sitting on my hedge peeping at me again.
Well look carefully below......
 This is what G found when he was raking leaves in our flower border beside the front drive.
A nest made of dry leaves with 5 beige eggs inside.
I think they must belong to the nosey pheasant.
They were cold so we assumed she had left them.

A few minutes later we saw Mr Pheasant proudly strutting across the lawn.
 And then after lunch G noticed the female was sitting on her nest!
Can you see her speckled feathers in the middle of this pic?
I shall be watching closely to see what happens.
I know they are silly birds and doubt the eggs will hatch - it's such an open "public" spot.
Watch this space.

I am sure Annie will have more smiles for you over on her blog today so pop over to "A stitch in time"
and join in the fun.

Thanks for calling.
x Jo


Annie said...

Fab pics Jo but not quite sure what you will do when she lines all the babies up at the kitchen door for breakfast :-)
A x

Tina Gilmore said...

Well what a lovely thing to happen in your garden, lucky you. Enjoy your weekend, fingers crossed for warmest sunshine xxx love to M xxx

Gill Edwards said...

Oh arent you lucky to have pheasants in your garden and laying eggs too.
That rainbow pic is amazing, its not often you get to see both ends so clearly is it.

Gill x

Carol said...

How wonderful! I haven't spotted 'our' pheasants in the garden this past week but I have heard Mr. P. Hope they have a nest nearby too.
The rainbow picture is just beautiful, yes, certainly does bring a smile.
Have a lovely weekend.
Carol xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Oh WOW! How exciting finding the eggs :) Your rainbow pic is beautiful too Jo. Hope all is well with you & Annie, sorry it's been a while, hoping to get back into blog hopping a bit more real soon.

Wishing you & Annie a lovely weekend, whatever the weather. Gez xx

mckinkle said...

aah how lovely it is to see this little secret world of the daft pheasants!!
Even lovelier to be able to watch from the comfort of your own home!
Keryn x

JoZart said...

There was a lady on our local radio yesterday (from Shropshire!!) telling how a pheasant in her garden was attacking her each time she went out of her kitchen door, in defence of the nest of eggs so WATCH OUT!!
Fabulous pics and what a happening. I do hope they all manage to develop.
Jo x

Caro said...

Oh wow! That rainbow is stunning! How amazing to have a pheasant nesting in your garden. It will be fun to watch the little ones hatching. Thanks for sharing the lovely smiles. Caro x (#6)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful Rainbow, I'd welcome it we had snow last night, high winds and today very cold.
We have pheasants in the tall grass area next to our land. They are so fun to watch. Thanks for sharing.

BumbleVee said...

Wow .... that rainbow's a beaut!!

JoZart said...

Hope the wedding went well... the sun was shining here and I was thinking of you all.
Jo x

Neet said...

How interesting for you. Thank you so much for the photos and look forward to the update.
Hugs, Neet x

Sue Pinner said...

Hi certainly did..a perfect raibow..lets hope the pot of gold was perfect too lol
Hugs xx