Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This Blog Is Going to the Birds!

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:

He was being chased by an angry neighbor! I distracted the man by asking where the little family was and this guy took off!

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:
These neighbors told me the family stops by every afternoon and she puts out water and bread. I told her a better choice would be tomatoes, grapes or berries. I've even hand fed our local peacocks! They are so sweet! I wouldn't recommend that as they are wild birds... but our flock is very tame!

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!


Donna said...

So cute Holly! I've never seen baby peacocks before!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

How cute and fun to see! Mom said she was always amazed to see all the peacocks and peahens strutting around the yards in Arcadia when she was visiting our human brother.

Thanks for sharing.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Unknown said...

You live in a very interesting place !

The Daily Pip said...

My boring assistant is excited because she has a cardinal family that comes to our back porch every morning. You have peacocks and we have cardinals ...I think we live in the wrong part of the country.

Your boring pal, Pip

Raising Addie said...

Ducks, Peacocks, you live in a magical neighborhood! I can't WAIT to see what you find next :)

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Dexter said...

Gosh! There sure are a lot of cool looking birds at your place. All we get are turkeys and crows.

Mango Momma