Peak District Online Promote another Feathered Friend As the Pheasant Makes an Appearance on the UK's Largest Directory for Holiday Accommodation for This Beautiful National Park.

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Adding to the already impressive list of Peak District birds in the new wildlife section, it's time the pheasant put in a appearance say the team at PDO. Adding a rainbow of colour, one of the most stunningly beautiful birds, so common in this area of the country, delicately delights the team at Peak District Online.


Pheasants certainly aren't the cleverest of our bird population

Another Peak District bird is added to the gloriously bountiful Peak District wildlife section at

James Dobson, the wildlife photographer and director of the company responsible for bringing the wonderful writing to life with his glorious photographs, can't wait to boast about the latest edition.

'One of the most beautiful birds in the Peak District has to be the male pheasant and it's very easy to forget how lovely these birds are, because they seem to be almost everywhere you go in this area, and quite a common sight.'

A very keen birdwatcher, James is also a little bit clever with a camera it seems. His photographs have appeared on the BBC's very popular Spring and Autumn watch as well is used on the BBC's Facebook page. Along with his business partner Steve Wake, who is a very accomplished landscape photographer, the pair prides themselves in adding imagery to their writer's research.

'Pheasants certainly aren't the cleverest of our bird population and it does sometimes seem like they have a death wish,' says James.' You can be quite happily tootling along country lanes in your car and a pheasant will come hurtling headfirst towards you, often landing in your front bumper if you don't hit the brakes fast enough.'

The new pages in the wildlife section are particularly close to James's heart. 'I absolutely adore animals, particularly birds and it's so wonderful to be able to use my hobby to bring to life the writing, which is an art in itself. Our team is amazing and we are both very proud of them.'

He explains that along with the photographs, comes a written explanation and also a bit of humour, facts and figures about each animal or bird that he has taken photographs of. The aim of the new section is to provide as much interesting and informative text to help visitors who arrive at the Peak District learn a little more about their temporary home.

'A lot of people may not realise who they are actually sharing their holiday accommodation with,' says Steve. ' A lot of our holiday home owners have had their properties a very long time and are home to badger sets, fox dens, but also to the myriad of birds of all shapes and sizes. It's not uncommon to see pheasants in the back garden and we even have one holiday cottage where a pheasant is hand fed.'

The Peak District wildlife section is just one of the many pages which make up this very successful website. The team pride themselves of presenting all parts of the Peak District in various formats, in the form of written articles but also accompanied by the stunning photographs the directors have taken themselves. The website is the UK's largest holiday accommodation directory of its kind, and what started off as a small family run business, has been a runaway success with hundreds of pages added each month.

'We thought it would be nice if we could just add a little bit of information about each animal, particularly if somebody is interested in wildlife,' explains James. 'It's also a great aid for families to keep the children entertained. We put the pictures up on Facebook page and the comments we get are always so lovely.'

With over 200,000 unique visitors each month, the team at PDO want to be the first to offer all the last-minute holiday deals, but also listing the latest Peak District news and information on behalf of holiday accommodation owners, providing relevant facts and figures to the visitors who arrive at the Peak District for their holidays off day trips.

'Those who need to know where to go and what to see are all catered for and we also have some stunning Peak District videos which have been a popular part of our websites winning formula,' he says.

See the pheasant in full glory at, including both directors' wonderful photographs and visit the new pages as they are added on a daily basis, showcasing the wonderful wildlife of the area.

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