Male pheasant - phasianus colchicus
This bird landed in my garden yesterday just as it started to snow. It stayed for 2 hours feeding on bird seed before flying off. Taken with a Sony cybershot hx9v compact camera. I took another shot with my Nikon D300 which I judged to be of a poorer quality. Clearly you do not have to spend a fortune on a camera to get acceptable wild life pictures.