I've heard the whispers... I know what you're all saying... yes, this blog has become a bird blog! But at least it's not DUCKS!
The bestie and I were returning from a produce run down the mountain when we spied a peahen strolling along the road. Suddenly, babies started popping out of the ivy! One, then two... then there were FIVE. We've never had more than three in our local flocks belonging to one mom. We had three mothers who strutted around after six babies last year... but they were always together, leading me to believe that each hen had a couple of chicks. But seeing five with one mom was really something! And as luck would have it, I had stashed my camera at the bestie's house.
I took her home and dashed down the hill to find them. I saw this guy first:
Angry neighbor dude told me they had headed down the hill. I went a few houses and found the family in someone's yard. The people were all out looking at them:
The babies pecked about the yard
And mom took a break from the midday sun in the shade on the fence:
Coming soon: BIRD videos!