This lovely pheasant has moved into the ornamental apple tree behind my studio. The tree is heavy with fruit and is a short leap to the roof. This pheasant can often be seen fluffing up its feathers against the cold and sitting in the snow up there; close to all that feed and affording an excellent view of the surrounding area. It allows me to get within about ten feet before zooming away like Road Runner.
The feathers have changed from brown to white with the first snow then back to brown when it melted. With the advent of fresh snow, its lovely coat appears to be working back to white again.