'Hand-held' shot, as usual, with no tripod or monopod used. I was absolutely amazed when on 9th January 2009, my son Matt came into our living room to announce that there was a Pheasant in our front garden! I managed to photograph it on that date. It revisited our garden (rear) on 17th! This is when I took this photograph. I think the bird was displaced by severe cold weather, and entered the town to try and find food?