Thursday, December 23, 2010

On the Fifth Day of Christmas...

my true love gave to me...

Five Gold(en) Rings

I know that most ladies out there would really love jewelry for Christmas and five rings of gold would probably be a special treat, but it turns out that the 5th Day of Christmas was not for you! 

This is yet again a reference to birds...some beautiful and delicious birds at that.  Ring-neck Pheasants. Pheasants are native to Asia and were brought to Europe sometime around the time of Alexander the Great and they became very popular game birds.  They seem to do pretty well in most environments into which they are introduced and can be found across most of the nothern United States.  They seem to avoid regions like Arizona and the most of the southern states, probably due to heat and humidity.

1 comment:

  1. I have been searching all over the northeast for pheasants! My sister sees them while driving bus all the time! I need to add this species to my Life Lists in these states! Perhaps I should have my true love send some to me? Oh Gus...but then I couldn't count them! Drats!