ABERDEEN, S.D. -- There are few sights as fetching as a rooster pheasant taking flight over a cattail marsh in December.
With a red-and-green head, white-collared neck, iridescent body plumage and long, barred tail feathers, the bird is naturally well-dressed for the holidays.
Royal, some would say. Hallucinogenic, I might add.
So it was at least on this winter day near Aberdeen.Story: