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ring neck pheasant discovered by bill (#5835)

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Observed: November 2, 2014 @ 8:00 AM
Posted on: November 2, 2014 @ 11:01 AM (diff: 0 days)
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We bought six ringneck pheasant chicks from the co-op lat June for $6.50 each. at about 1 1/2 months we put them outside in a pen with three hen chicks. the neighboring black cat got one.. In Sept they were roosting high in the apple and chestnut trees. In Oct they started to wander and fly outside the fence. For the last three weeks we have heard of their presence in Outer battery, quidi Vidi Rd. and Signal Hill Rd. we went to outer Battery last week and saw one cock luring two orange cats up the rocks, he just stayed about ten feet ahead and kept crowing at them. They feel now that the world is their home. We hope the conservation officers and the observant public will leave them free, and they may raise chicks of their own next spring.

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By Ola597 on 11/2/2014 8:02:57 PM

Do you think they can survive the winter?

By bill on 11/2/2014 9:30:35 PM

We have no experience with them over wintering here, but there are obviously more around than just the ones we raised.  With us they ate laying mash and sunflower seeds.  

By sam on 11/2/2014 10:43:04 PM

I observed one on July 1 2013. posted on Jan 10 2014. I photographed that one on the Bonavista Peninsula near Rattle Brook. I had heard that SOMEONE HAD TRIED TO RAISE SOME THERE AND THEY GOT LOOSE. I CAN'T VERIFY THAT , THOUGH.

By Lessa on 11/3/2014 6:57:31 AM

There certainly seem to be a lot of recent sightings around St. John's... How many are the birds you raised, I wonder, Bill? If people keep posting here you may be able to keep track of them.

By bill on 1/6/2015 7:30:27 PM

Ola597 I think they could survive the winter if the conservation people did not interfere.

 I spoke with them today.  they said they caught one (i assume it was a cock but he did not know the difference)- said people were complaining about them being in their back yard  etc.

they took it to salmoneir park.  If they complain about the second, and these heroic men catch him with a net, I guess there is little hope of any fertile eggs next spring.

By sam on 1/8/2015 8:18:12 PM

THOSE CONSERVATION PEOPLE. !!!!!!!! Facts of their adventures are well known. If an ordinary person go close to wildlife they are on one's back immediately. Take the Caribou., or some other large animal. they will go very close to them in helicopter and spray them to get a count or migration, or some other reason in the guise of conservation. It is easy to visual the scattering of the herd, and the result.

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