A pheasant hen decided to bring up her brood right on the doorstep last month.
I fed her on mealworms and before she ran to gobble them up she would shake all the chicks out from under her wings - all except this cheeky one.
He jumped out as soon as he realised what he was missing though.
She soon got used to living with us - even making sure she put our dog Tink in her place.
Before long, I was able to lift her wing and take out a chick to show my daughter, Lily. It was as though she were a broody hen rather than a wild pheasant!
Read more on the story by following this link to my latest column in the Yorkshire Post.