Thursday, June 12, 2008

Breakfast Buddy

My best friend and her hubby live further up the mountain and frequently see more critters than I do (at home).

The other day, she was standing at her sink when she saw something come in the living room door (She keeps her door wide open quite often.) She looked and found the crippled female peahen from our local flock strutting into the kitchen.

She spoke to her kindly and softly, "Hello Sweetie, are you looking for breakfast? O.K. hang on."

She opened her cabinet where she had a bowl of sunflower seed and she placed them on the floor. Then she gingerly walked to the fridge and chopped up some melon and berries. The peahen allowed her to add them to the bowl.

My friend then quietly left the kitchen and grabbed her camera.

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Mrs. Peahen ate everything in the bowl and then went right back out the front door (not the kitchen door in the photo) and proceeded to eat the ripe strawberries in the front garden along with some greens. Then she curled up in the dirt and rested a bit before going back up the mountain.

My friend reports the peahen was a very gracious breakfast guest.



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4 comments:

ordinaryjanet said...

How charming! Most people would flip out if a bird came in their house, even if it wasn't flying. I love that your friend did that, I would have done that too. This brightened my day!

CreekHiker said...

Janet, I couldn't believe it until I saw the pictures!

Velvet Sacks said...

How cool is this??? Between this and my own neighborhood peacock, I can't believe how bold these birds are.

CreekHiker said...

Velvet, I'm always in awe of these birds. Our flock is pretty tame; they will allow us to hand feed if approached softly. But, I have to admit, this is really bold!