Pheas­ant dive

The Field - - Letters -

Dur­ing the re­cent scorch­ing weather I re­turned home one evening to hear a dis­tur­bance in the swim­ming pool. On closer in­spec­tion, I found three young hen pheas­ants swim­ming around and hav­ing a high old time. When they saw me, two of them flew off into our ad­join­ing field. The third re­mained pad­dling around like a duck. I caught her in the skim­ming net and re­leased her back with her com­pan­ions. I did know that pheas­ants could swim but didn’t think they would do it out of choice. Has any­one else had a sim­i­lar en­counter? Tim Hall-wil­son Hanby, Lin­colnshire

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