Urban Pheasant Puzzle

Urban Pheasant Puzzle

Observation - Urban Pheasant Puzzle - UK and Ireland. Description: This pheasant appeared in our school playground on 12-2-11. When we approached it flew up onto a wall then later flew across a road, on to a low roof then flew towards a railway embankment and out of sight. This is an inner city area. We do not think that

This pheasant appeared in our school playground on 12-2-11. When we approached it flew up onto a wall then later flew across a road, on to a low roof then flew towards a railway embankment and out of sight. This is an inner city area. We do not think that there are any captive birds in the area. Our question is what is it doing here? Does it look like a wild bird?