Local Artist Adam Hale Captures East Nashville’s Celebrity Bird

In March, we told you about East Nashville’s most famous bird – The golden pheasant that calls Shelby Bottoms home. Now there is one way you can guarantee to see our resident celebrity – or at least his likeness. The rogue Golden Pheasant living in Shelby Bottoms Park in East Nashville is the subject of a “royal portrait” painted by local artist, Adam Hale, and featured in a new art exhibit at the park’s Nature Center. The painting, along with other animal works and Hale’s newest series, Disestablished, is showing…

The Shelby Bottoms Golden Pheasant – from Bucket List Item to Mail Order Bird Bride?

If you’ve walked, biked, ran, or even skated the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, you’ve probably passed by an East Nashville treasure without even knowing it. Even if you didn’t see him, he likely saw you! The bird we speak of is the elusive East Nashville Golden Pheasant. He appears in some articles – even the folks at the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center didn’t seem to believe he existed until a few years ago when multiple sightings and photos convinced them he wasn’t just a neighborhood bird taking a lunchtime visit across…