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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 !
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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