Today’s journal post is all about the real love birds that have taken residence at Treseren. Regular readers of our Sunday Journal may remember a few weeks ago, the excitement of capturing our Resident Pheasant on camera.
We were even more excited when it became clear he had acquired a mate. Mr and Mrs Phez as they are now called, can be seen on daily strolls amongst the gardens and flowers, and taking ‘dirt baths’ together.
But the best news of all is that Mrs Phez has laid eggs! We are keeping our distance to give her space in the nest she has created in a secluded area of the gardens in the Orchard. She has been patiently sitting on her eggs, but each day at around 4pm she leaves to walk across the drive way and find Mr Phez waiting for her on the other side of the hedge. They then spend a lovely half hour or so together before she returns! It is a real lock down love story, and because we are around so much we have the privilege of seeing them in this lovely happy routine.
This is the moment we get to sneak a peak at the nest. We are counting each day, and originally there were 11 eggs, but at one stage this went up to 15!
Babies on the way?
Unfortunately, some days we check and one or more of the eggs has been damaged in the night by other wildlife.
We hope some survive and if they do, we will bring you news if there are any little pheasants hatched here!