We had a visitor to our front yard yesterday. I was in the kitchen and happened to look out the window and saw this fellow.
I guess there are some pheasants in this area, but from what I've heard, not as many as there used to be. The speculation is that the coyotes might be getting them. We do have lots of coyotes around here. We often see their tracks along the edge of the cornfield and occasionally their "droppings" in the yard, not too far from the house.
Shortly after I took this picture, he disappeared into the bushes, but I was happy to have seen him.