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"Ring-necked Pheasant"
Ring-necked Pheasant:    Nearly all the Ring-necked Pheasants seen in Western Washington are released pheasants. However no pheasants have been released anywheres near the Steigerwald Lake NWR in decades. Any pheasants seen there most likely have been breeding wild for many many generations.

 
January ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2009, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male (left) and female (right), Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Very late afternoon in lousy weather, it had just stopped raining ice-pellets. Snow is still on the ground from an overnight snow storm. Image taken January 2, 2009. Canon S5.


February ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington ...

Image, 2012, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 11, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


According to Wilson Cady (2012), Ring-necked Pheasants have been breeding wild in the Steigerwald Lake area for many decades. There is no release program in that area and hasn't been since before (possibly decades before) 1980 when the Refuge was created.
Image, 2012, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 11, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


March ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington ...

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Ring-necked Pheasant, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Windy and sunny. Image taken March 18, 2016. Nikon P900.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Windy and sunny. Image taken March 18, 2016. Nikon P900.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and windy, then sunny and windy. Image taken March 19, 2016. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasant pair, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and windy, then sunny and windy. Image taken March 19, 2016. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasant pair, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and windy, then sunny and windy. Image taken March 19, 2016. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and windy, then sunny and windy. Image taken March 19, 2016. Nikon P900.
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Ring-necked Pheasants, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Sunny and windy. Image taken March 19, 2016. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Back and Front, Ring-necked Pheasant, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Windy and sunny. Image taken March 19, 2016. Left image Canon Rebel, 300mm. Right image Nikon P900.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Windy and sunny. Image taken March 19, 2016. Left image Canon Rebel, 300mm. Right image Nikon P900.


May ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington ...

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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Gorgeous spring day. Image taken May 14, 2015. Panasonic G5, 200z.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Gorgeous spring day. Image taken May 14, 2015. Panasonic G5, 200z.
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Back and front, Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Gorgeous spring day. Image taken May 14, 2015. Panasonic G5, 200z.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Gorgeous spring day. Image taken May 14, 2015. Panasonic G5, 200z.


September ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Ring-necked Pheasant, female. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 29, 2008.

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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Ring-necked Pheasant images


October ... Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Lewis River floodplain, Woodland, Washington. Image taken October 14, 2007. Sony Cybershot W200.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Lewis River floodplain, Woodland, Washington. Image taken October 14, 2007. Sony Cybershot W200.


December ... Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

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Ring-necked Pheasant, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Lewis River floodplain. Image taken December 5, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Lewis River floodplain. Image taken December 5, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


December ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2008, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 6, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 6, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 6, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasants, males, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 6, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 6, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Ring-necked Pheasants, males, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 6, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


December ... Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Ring-necked Pheasants, males, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 10, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 10, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.


... more ...

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Ring-necked Pheasants, males, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 13, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.



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