Why Is There A Pheasant In My Garden?

Colorful male pheasant standing in a field with tall grass, showcasing its vivid red and blue head and patterned body.

I live far away from any open field, and a necked pheasants is just perched in my garden. Is that what you just wanted to say?

Pheasants are large-sized birds and are often found in wildlife. They are so gorgeous that they will make you stop and stare.

If you live anywhere near a forest or any open field, you are destined to find a pheasant in your garden or backyard more than often.

The male pheasant walks with an air of dominancy and authority. And the moment it spreads its vibrant color, it is undoubtedly a sight to admire. They are challenging to get close to and will scurry off quickly, making a clucky sound along the way.

They love dawdling around & can jump pretty high. Also, their large size augments the harm they might cause, so better be careful. Although pheasants are pretty birds with not so many advantages, they can, at times, become a headache. However, some ways can help you shoo them away.

If you find freely roaming pheasants in your garden repeatedly, and you have no clue where they come from and how to get rid of them, don’t fret. We have got you covered.

What Brings Pheasants Into Garden:

1. Berries And Fruits In Your Garden

They can eat everything and anything (almost). Pheasants being omnivorous, can eat plants as well as meat. They usually eat berries, fruits, and seeds. However, they also feed on worms and insects. They seldom prey on small reptiles, for instance: snakes or lizards.

Are you still wondering where do pheasants come from in your garden?

Is your garden full of juicy, ripe berries and fruits? And if you love them, don’t consider pheasants any different. Pheasants are fond of juicy berries and ripe fruits. So, you will usually find them repeatedly in search of a feast in your garden.

2. The Birdfeeder In Your Garden

Well, this is a reason we can’t name unethical. A birdfeeder is, after all, meant to feed the birds, and it never comes with a tag that says, ‘Pheasants stay away. Like all other birds, the favorite place of pheasants is around the bird feeder. You can always find them there trying to pluck out some food or scavenging the field. It is not much of a threat to your birds or animals unless they are left with no food in the birdfeeder to eat.

3. Little Insects Around Your Garden

The primary diet of pheasants comprises foraged food. They love to feed on little insects creeping on the ground or flying high above the sky. To mention a few, they prey on grasshoppers, caterpillars, and other insects usually found around. These insects are found in every garden; thus, pheasants are also found in most gardens tracking their favorite meal.

Where Do They Come From?

Pheasants are deemed to be wild birds and are primarily found in forest-surrounded areas. It’s hard to find them tamed. However, when they are in the mood to roam around, you might come across one in your backyard or garden. They can be found worldwide today and in more than 35 species.

Pheasants are also found in the wild forests of India.

In the West, they come in such an abundant number that you will casually find them around you, crossing the roads.

Are Pheasants In Your Garden Harmful?

Not exactly.

After all, they are birds that can fly a bit, wander here and there and reform themselves. The danger is for them, and this danger is exposed to them by their predators, primarily humans. Not to deny the fact that other animals don’t prey on them. However, the killing score of pheasants by humans is highest than any other creature.

Hunters hunt them down pretty often. This is the main reason for the decline in pheasants worldwide. Every year more than 43% of pheasants are killed in the name of fun only.

How To Stop Pheasants Coming Into My Garden?

It’s never as easy to get rid of pheasants as easy it is to have them in. An option is to ring up the local gamekeeper and propose a way to entice the pheasants somewhere else by placing grasshoppers. Alternatively, one more way to purge the birds is to run a dog regularly through the locality to avoid pheasants breaking into your garden.

Do not shoot them. Don’t think of it. It is illegal to kill or shoot wild birds. However, a pheasant is not necessarily counted as a wild bird, according to the BASC. Also, the option to shoot a pheasant not only sounds inhumane but is unethical too.

If you can’t or don’t want to apply any of these methods, another somewhat tricky way to get rid of pheasants is to build a high fence or net sheath to keep them from coming into your garden or backyard.

All of these methods are sure to protect your garden from invading pheasants. Just try on and enjoy a pheasant-safe garden.

Final Thoughts

Although their purpose in visiting your garden is not to harm, pheasants are known for scraping the soil in search of food. This may end up causing damage to the crops in your garden.

On the contrary, these wild birds are also helpful in the garden since they have an innate tendency to consume other farm pests or insects.

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