Ring-Necked Pheasant at Stern Grove

Nico Stuurman

Not sure who initially found it, but the message came to me through Aaron Maizlish.  Walked up to it (it is an approachable creature, and it let us get to about 20 yards or so) a bit over 100 yards west of the horseshoe field (which is just west of the tennis courts) at Stern Grove. There is a trail there behind the houses, and for the time being the bird seems to have made a home there.  Hope the coyotes do not find out.  Beautiful bird, pictures at