Female Pheasant

Female Pheasant

Observation - Female Pheasant. Description: A female Pheasant and one of a group of 7 (1m and 6f) that discovered bird food in our back garden during the snow. One of the females shows a very odd behaviour trait which involves running backwards for 3,4 or 5 steps, sometimes doing this 3 or 4 times

A female Pheasant and one of a group of 7 (1m and 6f) that discovered bird food in our back garden during the snow. One of the females shows a very odd behaviour trait which involves running backwards for 3,4 or 5 steps, sometimes doing this 3 or 4 times. It doesn't seem to be a response to anything I can see. The video shows the beaviour about 20 seconds in:

http://youtu.be/vpe2MY0m1z8