Ringed-neck Pheasant on Manchaug Pond

You never know what, or who, you will see when you look our your window here in the watershed of Manchaug Pond! Today, walking casually down the road, was a new bird this writer had yet to see this close to the lake:  a ringed-neck pheasant!

He walked down the road, across a neighbors lawn, along the shore to the water’s edge, stood on a rock to look around, and then flew across the channel over to the other side.

Here’s a close up:

Did you know their feathers are used in fly tying!