Pheasant for Dinner

Just a quick one today. I found this story in the Leeds Intelligencer, 23 July 1853.

The Gloucester Journal relates that Mr. Joyner Ellis, of Berkeley, has been obliged to have his sitting-room windows glazed with thick plate glass, in consequence of pheasants breaking them.

“Mrs. Ellis and family were in the habit of feeding the wild pheasants, which grew so tame that they used to tap at the window in the morning for their breakfast with such force that when the windows were glazed with ordinary glass they broke all the bottom panes, and fearlessly entered to pick up the crumbs under the table“.

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