Strange fatality

Strange fatality

Observation - Strange fatality. Description: This looks like a pheasant as the local gamekeepers favor a breed with darker plumage than the regular breed seen. It was about 4 meters above ground in diseased elm branches with other healthy trees behind on a steep bank. there are no power cables or ro

This looks like a pheasant as the local gamekeepers favor a breed with darker plumage than the regular breed seen. It was about 4 meters above ground in diseased elm branches with other healthy trees behind on a steep bank. there are no power cables or roads near by. Also i see it as unlikely that it has glided in from an area where shooting is allowed as this a public access area. Limited shooting does take place in winter though. I do not see sighs of predation and don't know of any predator that might store food above ground in UK.
Any clues?