Grabbed my usual early morning cup of joe and stepped out on the porch to see if the new bird feeder had drawn any attention yet. I noticed that the dogs were alerted to something in the west side yard of the house, and it got my curiosity up for sure. I just had to go look…………and then I looked twice. What had their attention was a ringneck pheasant. Now there’s something you don’t see every day in Santa Anna. Pheasants. Weird. I have seen one or two around before, but never that close to houses, they have always been WAY out in the county. I went in to get the camera, and he was gone when I came out. So then I just had to wonder if Folgers has been adding something special to their coffee blend, because that was a pretty weird thing to see first thing in the morning.
At least it wasn’t a rattlesnake, for a change.