I was amazed yesterday afternoon when a beautiful adult male Ring-necked Pheasant flew across the hay field in back of my house, cackling until it landed in the neighbors yard. Their cat quickly chased it into the top of an apple tree in my yard, where it sat squawking loudly at the cat. I finally flushed it back across the field. A surprise yard bird for me! As far as I know, no one in Rochester raises pheasants, so where it came from is a mystery.
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