Monday, November 25, 2013

OUR WORLD, Wild Bird Wednesday & Nature Notes - Just Peacocking About . . .


This visitor to my garden may be jung and inexperienced 
but as I went to call the chickens, he promptly displayed 
for me.


His feathers are not yet fully grown but you have to give 
him 10 points for trying.

Shivering his feathers and turning


to show off the back end which displayed the engineering 
works of how he can lift and hold up that huge fan
when it is fully grown.

Actually, I find the back view quite enchanting.


After a curtain call or two he calmly walked off into 
the rose garden to help with the weeding.


I look forward to having all three fly up for a visit.

Their flight, for such a big bird, is surprisingly silent.

For all those of you who wondered how we can stand 
those loud screeches, it is just like the striking of the 
grandfather clock, you sit up in bed as though startled 
when it does NOT strike. I had not realised how much 
I had missed the peacocks until I heard their familiar 
call again. Apart from that, they certainly let you know 
when a strange car comes down the road and since the 
goose is taking a break from guard duty while she 
incubates, it feels good to have a second line of defence.

Have a happy week every one!

33 comments:

  1. The peacocks are beautiful, I can not imagine having one as a pet. I have seen some running around my neighborhood and nearby signs saying big bird crossing. I would love to hear them screech, just to hear what it sounds like. wonderful post, have a happy week!

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  2. Oh, a beautiful greeter indeed!! What a delightful post and photos for the day, Arija!! With every step further away from all the nightmares and pain that you had for so long, you just sound so happy and it makes me smile!!! Have a beautiful week!

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  3. Such a gorgeous boy - whatever the angle.
    Have a great week.

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  4. What a beauty - although I must admit all those eyes on the feathers are a bit scary too.

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  5. I love the idea of having a handsome watch peacock.

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  6. Beautiful bird and I like it that they give you a warning for any visitors.

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  7. I love their voice and would welcome one here any day, and even have in past years. Your little male, is growing up and out beautifuuly. Happy week Arija...with many heart hugs~

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  8. What a beautiful bird! He posed nicely for you, arija. I love the blue color and imagine how magnificent he’d be when the feather is full grown as he is already nice enough.

    Yoko

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  9. What a beauty!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River.

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  10. How gorgeous Arija, I've always been so fond of peacocks and their astoundingly beautiful plumage.

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  11. He's going to be beautiful when mature!

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  12. Oh, Arija, such a pretty, pretty Boy!!!

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  13. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog..oh yes we love the peacocks here as well...they are loud but so pretty!

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  14. What a pretty show-off .... I love how they fan out their feathers.

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  15. What a handsome fellow! You're right about the grandfather clock. My mom has one and I only notice it when it stops. I guess you'll get used to anything.

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  16. made me laugh; beautiful birds and you are lucky to have them on your property to enjoy their wonderful antics and beauty

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  17. what a beautiful bird! Yes! 10 for him!

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  18. Arija,Thank you for visiting my blog today. Is this peacock wild bird visiting your yard?

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    1. My granddaughter adopted three peacocks from someone who had too many. This young one likes frying up the hill to my garden. They are all free to take advantage of our property, visit the other animals or enjoy the wild wood.

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  19. Arija, how absolutely wonderful to have these magnificent birds in your garden. So gorgeous. I once had Guinea hens, and I remember how they also let you know when anyone came close they didn't know. Keep me posted on any goslings you get.
    Things here are the same. No change which at this point is good. Take care and have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  20. Beautiful bird! Their colours are astounding.
    I have the workshop photo posted for you. x

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  21. I, for one, would rather have a guard peacock in my yard than a guard dog! How lovely he is.

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    1. I am lucky enough to have both, though my dog does not protect me from rapists or axe murderers, just other dogs.

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  22. They make a very good watchdog.

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  23. They do tend to let you know where they are! There were peacocks on the roof of the first holiday house I ever stayed in - in fact it was the first place I spelt in that was not home that did not have a canvas roof! They were very loud, but a good alarm clock for fishing!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  24. I have only seen these magnificent creatures in zoos or nature preserves. This young one should be quite colorful when fully grown to strut his colors.

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  25. Oh wow... Beautiful birds and love to see some happy springtime.... Michelle

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  26. They are marvelous!
    We used to have guinea fowl, and while some people complain of their noise, I thought it was a fun sound to hear out our window.
    My niece filled us in today during Thanksgiving gathering, about her newly acquired emu!

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