Forum Sponsors

Professional Carpet Cleaning at an affordable price - A & M Carpet Care

www.bramly.co.uk

http://www.ellyallen.com/

Advertise here

The East Dulwich Forum
Would you recommend your builder, plumber, electrician or carpenter?
Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2
messagePheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 22 March, 2017 07:51

On the little triangle of park near Mr Bao.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by nxjen 22 March, 2017 07:58

Very glad you posted. I saw a female pheasant in the grounds of Dog Kennel Hill School, just behind the railings near the bus stop on Saturday afternoon.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 22 March, 2017 08:02

I have photos I can upload later. It was male as had the long tail feathers.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2017:03:22:08:31:21 by Jules-and-Boo.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Nigello 22 March, 2017 08:04

I saw a peacock at Sydenham Hill a few years ago, bold as brass, just strutting down the road.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by titch juicy 22 March, 2017 09:15

I've seen one in one of the front gardens in The Gardens

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by rahrahrah 22 March, 2017 09:28

Gentrification

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by lavender27 22 March, 2017 09:33

i couldn't resist. For all who like to drink, lood guck

Pheasant plucker
I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son
I'm only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker comes.

My husband is a keeper, he's a very busy man
I try to understand him and I help him all I can,
But sometimes in an evening I feel a trifle dim
All alone, I'm plucking pheasants, when I'd rather pluck with him.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's mate
I'm only plucking pheasants 'cos the pheasant plucker's late !

I'm not good at plucking pheasants, at pheasant plucking I get stuck
Though some pheasants find it pleasant I'd rather pluck a duck.
Oh plucking geese is gorgeous, I can pluck a goose with ease
But pheasant plucking's torture because they haven't any grease.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, he has gone out on the tiles
He only plucked one pheasant and I'm sitting here with piles !

You have to pluck them fresh, if it’s fresh they’re not unpleasant,
I knew a man in Dunstable who could pluck a frozen pheasant.
They say the village constable had pheasant plucking sessions
With the vicar on a Sunday ‘tween the first and second lessons.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's mum
I'm only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker's come.

My good friend Godfrey is most adept, he's really got the knack
He likes to have a pheasant plucked before he hits the sack.
I like to give a helping hand, I gather up the feathers,
It's really all our pheasant plucking keeps us pair together.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's friend
I'm only plucking pheasants as a means unto an end !

My husband's in the forest always banging with his gun
If he could hear me half the time I'm sure that he would run,
For there's fluff in all my crannies, there's feathers up my nose
And I'm itching in the kitchen from my head down to my toes.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's wife
And when we pluck together it's a pheasant plucking life !

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Penguin68 22 March, 2017 09:34

Does anyone know where the nearest 'wild' populations of pheasants actually are (not really wild, obviously, as pheasants are normally bred for shooting, but 'maintained') - I'm assuming Kent countryside - unless this is a 'tame' escapee.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by treehugger 22 March, 2017 09:38

I left a message for the park warden and the services manager about this on Monday morning - didn't hear back.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye roadattachment
Posted by Planetsally 22 March, 2017 09:59

Saw this fella/lady? wandering along Bellenden Rd.

Attachments: IMG_0473.JPG (156.2KB)  
messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by ianr 22 March, 2017 10:20

In which direction?

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 22 March, 2017 10:20

that's the female! Really close to where I saw the male.

Maybe they've moved in?

bit worried as they tend to not fly and the place I saw him is heavy bus traffic :-(

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Jeremy 22 March, 2017 10:24

Planetsally Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Saw this fella/lady? wandering along Bellenden Rd.

Handy - after you've caught it, you can pick up some bacon from flock & herd to wrap it in.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Louisa 22 March, 2017 10:31

Pheasants don't ordinarily congregate in urban locations, so I fear the poor things have been dumped here by someone. The best thing you can do is contact the RSPCA, who hopefully will collect them and put them back into a more suitable place.

Louisa.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by nxjen 22 March, 2017 10:32

Planetsally Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Saw this fella/lady? wandering along Bellenden Rd.

That's the one I saw at Dog Kennel School on Saturday



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2017:03:22:10:34:53 by nxjen.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Abe_froeman 22 March, 2017 10:36

Maybe they are refugees from the scorched earth wasteland that used to be known as the One Tree Hill National Wildfowl Park?

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by PeckhamRose 22 March, 2017 10:52

I have photographed and posted elsewhere the fully grown male pheasant often seen around East side of Peckham Rye near Rye Hill. He appears to have a broken wing and is often seen strolling around the manor with a friendly crow. I alerted a wildlife charity but they have not replied, so may have to remind them. It's sad that he can't fly. But he's a big so and so, yet even so the foxes could have a good meal if they were strategic enough. Not seen any grouse feathers around so it would yet appear he is still around.

--------------------
Humanist Funeral Celebrant

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye roadattachment
Posted by PeckhamRose 22 March, 2017 10:56

Photo of male pheasant around Rye Hill Park.

--------------------
Humanist Funeral Celebrant

Attachments: P1050430 (300x200).jpg (46.7KB)  
messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Zebedee Tring 22 March, 2017 11:01

I first read the thread title as "Peasant spotted on Peckham Rye Road" and thought that this was a rude comment by someone who had recently moved into the area from somewhere like Chelsea. Then I put my glasses on ...

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 22 March, 2017 11:04

I phones the RSPB and they said there are often reports of pheasant sightings in London.
They agreed it's not a good environment but moving them wouldn't necessarily be any better - there are also two so they would both have to be caught.

They may have come from allotments and got out.

They do fly, but not far.

They said hope for the best.

I hope they find each other and go to somewhere safe, away from buses.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 22 March, 2017 11:09

how do you know he had a broken wing? This one may have been the same - but looked fine

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by uncleglen 22 March, 2017 11:18

Maybe they know something about the Green Belt that we don't!

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Robert Poste's Child 22 March, 2017 11:19

There was a hen pheasant in Dekker Road a few days ago so perhaps there's a growing local population.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by ianr 22 March, 2017 12:22

> He appears to have a broken wing and is often seen strolling around the manor with a friendly crow.

That sounds like a children's book, maybe waiting to be written. The first library book I borrowed, called Hoggie and Bear, featured an even more odd couple.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by SausageLuke 22 March, 2017 13:34

I saw the (Male) Pheasant on the Rye yesterday. Quite taken by the image!
It reminded me that in 1967 (or there a-bouts) Jimmy Hendrix released a pair of green parakeets in Carnaby st. I like to think, all the parakeets in London could have come from this couple.
Maybe the latest local Guitar hero has made a similar manoeuvre.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Planetsally 22 March, 2017 16:40

The one I saw was on Friday approx 5pm heading along Bellenden Rd. It crossed the road in front of me and trotted along by the playground at The Academy at Peckham school towards Highshore Rd. It didn't seem bothered and even did a couple of left and right checks before it crossed.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by dimples 22 March, 2017 19:35

I saw this chap outside the cafe in the park on Friday but a friend took a picture of one three years ago on Underhill road so not just new sightings ! I'm glad to see a female locally but as said before these birds are country birds and not city dwellers so how did they get here when their flight is not strong ?

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 22 March, 2017 21:18

RSPB said people keep them on allotments

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by PeckhamRose 25 March, 2017 16:47

The wing looked awkward and the feathers appeared to be missing from part of it. It seemed quite happy with his mate the crow (yes, ianr, I thought that too!) but when it was hurrying, it looked like flying may be problematic.

--------------------
Humanist Funeral Celebrant



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2017:03:25:20:02:15 by PeckhamRose.

messageRe: Pheasant spotted on Peckham Rye road
Posted by sabrina79 25 March, 2017 19:35

School pick up ,might be ? he he he

Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2

Back to top of page
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Donate                   Terms of use                  Help & FAQs                   Advertise               RSS rss feed               Copyright 2006 - 2018 East Dulwich Forum