Every now and then a few Japanese Green Pheasants are released in the park. This bird is considered a subspecies of the Ring-Necked Pheasant by some experts,, while others consider it a separate species. Either way, it’s a striking bird. Look for it near the viewing platform, or anywhere along the paths that run through the brushy growth to both sides of the platform. He’s often in the company of two females, one very dark (probably a Green Pheasant), the other quite light, and probably a ringneck.
March 13, 2003