Can you identify this ‘Lincolnshire’ pheasant?
Q The attached photo of a ‘wild’ pheasant was taken in a field near Horncastle in Lincolnshire during the summer. Can you name the specific species of Golden Pheasant, if it is indeed specific? Bob Broughton, St Briavels A It’s actually a Reeves’s Pheasant, another species of far-eastern gamebird that is released in the UK, albeit in small numbers compared to the (Common) Pheasant. The small population here can’t really be said to be self-supporting, as it is dependent on releases and supplemental feeding, although it is a hardy species well capable of coping with the British climate.