A pheasant/pleasant place

@JudyEv (123432)
Bunbury, Australia
June 2, 2018 5:06pm CST
Vince needed a photo of something yellow for the latest photo challenge on one of his FB sites so we pulled into Gumbuya Park, a fun park where they had a huge yellow water-slide affair near their boundary fence. We parked in the car-park and he took his obligatory two dozen photos (that’s a joke) and as we drove out I took a photo of their entry statement which I presume is some sort of pheasant. Unfortunately I couldn’t get round far enough to get a better photo of the head. The park is set in bushland some 50 minutes from Melbourne. Their website says they have 52 species of wildlife and there is obviously a lot of rides there as well. We didn’t go in as it was quite late in the day and the prices were quite expensive for the use we would have had from them. But I’m sure it’s a popular place.
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@JohnRoberts (57351)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jun
That may be the world's largest bird!
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@mlgen1037 (29641)
• Manila, Philippines
2 Jun
Hehe. It is for sure.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
It could well be. Apparently there is a big rooster at the entrance to Dorking in England. There is a chicken breed called the Dorking. Here is a photo courtesy Wikimedia, Mark Percy.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun
Love the photo. I'm sure it is a great tourist place and expensive as most parks are. I'm glad Vince was able to get his photos.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
The water-slide was very big and very yellow but I liked this pheasant.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun
@JudyEv It's adorable and colorful.
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@ptrikha_2 (8314)
• India
4 Jun
@JudyEv yes the pheasant looks great.
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@mlgen1037 (29641)
• Manila, Philippines
2 Jun
Hi Judy. This I am sure it is not real. But then photo is lovely.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
I wouldn't want to meet one that was so huge.
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@mlgen1037 (29641)
• Manila, Philippines
3 Jun
@JudyEv Sorry, my friend for the typos. I changed what I said but yes, I would not want it either. hehe
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@aureliah (16195)
2 Jun
This is such a beautiful photo
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@mlgen1037 (29641)
• Manila, Philippines
2 Jun
Indeed, it is
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
@aureliah @mlgen1037 Thanks. I'm glad you like it.
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@allknowing (65309)
• India
3 Jun
Almost has the features of a peacock with a different colour combination. Pretty.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
Yes, it is a bit like a peacock. It's very colourful.
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@PatZAnthony (12663)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Jun
That is a pheasant and a half at least!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
Maybe even two and a half!
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@rakski (16396)
• Philippines
2 Jun
Oh that is a nice big bird you got there!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
He is a beauty isn't he?
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@rakski (16396)
• Philippines
3 Jun
@JudyEv that is so true
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
3 Jun
nice photo! so colourful ..
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
Thanks. I should imagine it's a popular place at the weekends and holidays.
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@franxav (5078)
2 Jun
That pheasant definitely looks grand!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
He is certainly colourful and makes a great entry statement.
@Corbin5 (106702)
• United States
2 Jun
Now, that is one magnificent pheasant!!! Perfect yellow for Vince.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
The slide was all yellow so he went with the slide.
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@moffittjc (43131)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Jun
That's a pretty bird! I've noticed that you Australians sure love oversized statues and sculptures! Someday long into the future a new species of humanoids will discover Australia and think that the people of the 21st Century erected monuments to the gods! lol
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
We do seem to have a lot don't we? I'm sure you've seen this one of a galah. We saw it again on our way across the country.
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@moffittjc (43131)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun
@JudyEv What is with all these giant birds you keep finding? Australia is a very strange place!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
@moffittjc We have to keep the tourists coming. Today we did a tour down a road that has made a feature of their letter-boxes. I'll write about it soon.
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@nela13 (7067)
• Portugal
4 Jun
What a nice water slide, it is the funniest I have ever seen.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
That's not the water-slide. I can't access Vince's photos at the moment so I just put one of the big statue at the entrance of the park.
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@nela13 (7067)
• Portugal
7 Jun
@JudyEv ohh, I thought the tail of the bird was a slide
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun
@nela13 I can understand that. It does look like it would make a very nice slide if a bit scary.
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@lynnief (1144)
• Australia
3 Jun
Guybaya Park recently acquired new owners and has largely been rebuilt. Previously it was very run down, and the pheasant had been vandalized. The down side is that apparently there has been a huge jump in entry fees - probably to recoup the cost of the revamping.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
From what I could see adult entry was around $13 to $16 I think.
@lynnief (1144)
• Australia
3 Jun
@JudyEv In that case, it's not too bad compared with some of the theme parks. I had been given the impression that it was enormous.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
@lynnief I could be wrong as I was originally thinking $30 then thought that couldn't be right. And now I'm low on data and not game to go look it up. That will teach me to guesstimate.
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@xFiacre (4468)
• Ireland
2 Jun
@judyev A bird that big would have given me nightmares as a young child!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
Maybe - if you weren't keen on birds. It wouldn't have worried me.
@xFiacre (4468)
• Ireland
3 Jun
@JudyEv Birds scare me ever since we kept malevolent chickens one of which used to chase me from my bed every morning so that she could lay an egg on my pillow. A vicious hen she was.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
@xFiacre That would have been enough to put me off too. I was never brave enough to put my hand under a clucky chook in case she pecked me. That was always a job for Mum.
@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
3 Jun
Love the pic! Thanks for sharing it. Hope Vince wins the photo challenge.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
I can't access his photos at the moment or I'd put it up here. It's just a big swirly waterslide but it's very..... well, yellow!
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@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
4 Jun
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@1hopefulman (28631)
• Canada
3 Jun
That's quite an attractive and colorful sculpture. If the pheasants are that big then world famine will soon be a thing of the past. Thanks for sharing!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
It would hold a lot of stuffing wouldn't it?
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@1hopefulman (28631)
• Canada
4 Jun
@JudyEv One could feed a city with all the stuffing!
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@Hannihar (36533)
3 Jun
@JudyEv So, did you get the picuture you wanted?
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
Yes, Vince got a great one of the waterslide but at the moment I can't access his photos to show you.
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@Hannihar (36533)
4 Jun
@JudyEv That is ok. When you can I would love to see it.
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@Jessabuma (28972)
• Baguio, Philippines
3 Jun
Ohh that's big bird .. hehe
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
If it had been all yellow, it would have been 'Big Bird' wouldn't it?
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@Jessabuma (28972)
• Baguio, Philippines
4 Jun
@JudyEv hehehe!!! Yes I agree with you
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@bagarad (12178)
• Paso Robles, California
3 Jun
I was going to say, "That's some pheasant!" I was pretty sure it was too large to be anything but manmade.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
Yes, much too big. Imagine stuffing it for Sunday lunch!
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@bagarad (12178)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Jun
@JudyEv Not a job I'd want.
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@MarymargII (9780)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Jun
Yes it seems like a very pleasant pheasant area! Imagine cooking that bird for Thanksgiving. lol!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jun
Imagine stuffing it! t least it would feed a lot of people.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jun
@JudyEv That's true- a small village would be full of pheasant for weeks--ha!
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