Caught on Camera

By Tom Venesky - [email protected]

Visitors like this don’t come around often to Bob Stiff’s property in Jackson Township. In fact, it’s been 20 years since Stiff saw a pheasant on his property. That’s why when this colorful male pheasant showed up on Jan. 20 to eat bird seed that had dropped from a feeder, Stiff was pleasantly surprised.

The pheasant appears to be in prime condition, featuring vibrant colors and a long, full tail. Sure, pheasants aren’t native to Pennsylvania, but they sure do add some welcome color to the drab winter months.

Capture anything interesting on your hand-held or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or any other wildlife? We’d love to see it. Each week, we’ll run photos from a reader’s trail camera on the Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along with date and area it was taken (township is fine), and any other details to [email protected]

By Tom Venesky

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