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When I bought my GTE new 6 years ago, the first proper journey was to a detailer/ppf specialist about 30 miles away. I was determined to get the new paintwork gleaming and protected as soon as possible. I was trundling along the hard shoulder of the M1 about 10 miles from my destination (long-term roadworks), when this mother and chick pheasant decided to launch themselves out of the embankment and straight into the bumper area of my car. The mother escaped with just a fright, but the baby ended its brief life at the leading edge of the rather lethal Mansory c/f lip spoiler. Thankfully there was no damage or mark on the car.

Forward fast to this afternoon and I am zooming down one of my favourite country roads when the noise of the howling V6 frightened another pair of female pheasants to leap out of the hedgerow and straight in front of the car. This time they were both fully grown and there was a nasty thud as one hit the top of the windscreen. I cursed out loud and once again worried what damage it may have caused and pulled over. Lo-and-behold there was no sign of any impact whatsoever.

So that’s two straight victories to the Evora. Meanwhile pheasants need to learn to fly away from the road when they get spooked by noisy vehicles.

 

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I really like Pheasant, but unusually for me I much prefer the breasts to the legs!  I just cannot be bothered with all the tendons for the amount of meat you get!

But pan fried Pheasant Breast, with a red wine reduction, some heritage carrots and some thyme roasted potatoes. Yum!

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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1 hour ago, C8RKH said:

I really like Pheasant, but unusually for me I much prefer the breasts to the legs!  I just cannot be bothered with all the tendons for the amount of meat you get!

But pan fried Pheasant Breast, with a red wine reduction, some heritage carrots and some thyme roasted potatoes. Yum!

trust me try roasting the whole bird (pan fried first) with bacon and pearl barley (think its a gary rhodes recipe rip) but do make sure the birds are dead first or they dont like it !

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Pheasants take the phrase "bird brained" to an extreme level. You can definitely see the lineage from dinosaurs in that regard.

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1 hour ago, EGTE said:

Pheasants take the phrase "bird brained" to an extreme level. You can definitely see the lineage from dinosaurs in that regard.

Looking at the scenes in the parks in Nottingham and the carnage afterwards, I would suggest that some people have been breeding with Pheasants and their offspring where out in the sun for all to see.

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Reminds me of a pheasant experience I had back in the 80's. I was out for the day with a colleague visiting a customer up in Norwich and we decided to use his company hack, a Mk 4 Cortina Ghia (heady stuff eh?) and just as we were batting along the A11, a pheasant suddenly flew out of the hedgerow straight into our path. There was a thump and a few feathers flying over the bonnet, so we stopped and got out to search for the bird, thinking we might need to put it out of its misery, if badly injured - and into the boot of the car, obviously.

Well, try as we might, we could find no sign of the bird and no sign of any damage to the car either so thinking it must be ok and flown off, jumped back in the car to continue the journey. A couple of miles further on, my colleague noticed the temperature gauge starting to rise so kept an eye on it but still it was climbing towards the red. We stopped and lifted the bonnet to see what was going on and it was definitely very hot under there. There was nothing obvious, so all we could do was wait for it to cool down and limped on to a petrol station that, luckily, was a couple of miles up the road.

We pulled in and again lifted the bonnet to wait for it to cool. Our thinking was to check the coolant in the rad and top up but if that wasn't the issue, we'd have to phone the AA from the filling station. Remember there were no mobile phones in those days.

Cutting a long story short, we had to call the AA and after a 2 hour wait, said patrol man arrived and after checking a few areas under the bonnet, had the presence of mind to look through the radiator grille! There, hidden between the grille and radiator and under a cover plate at the top of the rad, was one very dead and slowly cooking pheasant. What happened was the plastic grille had very neatly split vertically right in the middle, allowing the bird through, and then immediately sprung back in to place, hiding the bird and with no sign of breakage until you gently pushed it with your hand. :D

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