Danube National Park - Jerry Barton
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Just staying alert
2011-04-16  Travelling along very 'back roads' in eastern Austria, the pheasants ruled the road (perhaps looking for more warmth).  As I drove slowly by, they would move slowly just off into the tall grass.  This one, in his best plumage, kept an eye on me to see if I was following.  

Many thanks for the comments on the marsh harrier shot yesterday.  I'm glad a few shots came out of the excursion.  [and no, he didn't catch anything on the sweep in the picture - he then moved off to a more distant field to continue the hunt]

Just staying alert
2011-04-16 Travelling along very 'back roads' in eastern Austria, the pheasants ruled the road (perhaps looking for more warmth). As I drove slowly by, they would move slowly just off into the tall grass. This one, in his best plumage, kept an eye on me to see if I was following.

Many thanks for the comments on the marsh harrier shot yesterday. I'm glad a few shots came out of the excursion. [and no, he didn't catch anything on the sweep in the picture - he then moved off to a more distant field to continue the hunt]

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