Life: Something blue…

Hello there!  It has been way to long that I’ve been away so I decided to give myself a bit of a red, white, and blue theme to get myself back in the habit of posting.  I have new craft posts coming up soon, but first I thought it only fitting to show you a few photos from one of the many trips that have kept me away from my blog.

So, Blog friends…meet “Blue”

Blue is a wild peacock that seems to migrate through my parent’s area of Alabama, staying for a few months at a time.  He has been showing up for the past 2 or 3 years, and bounces between their property and a neighbors.  From what I hear he is quite the attaction when he decides to perch on a fence post near the road.  Blue is also quite the tease, we keep trying to take a photo of him with his full tail feathers displayed but he refuses to show them off when we have a camera around.  Perhaps he is just modest?  I don’t think any of my photos adequately capture the intense shade of blue and green in his feathers.

When chatting about this odd bird in my parent’s yard, a friend asked if peacocks could fly and if they even had wings.  I think this photo answers the latter of those questions, although sadly I snapped it as he was tucking them in so it doesn’t show the full span.  Dude has a huge wing span, and he does indeed fly for short distances.  His “nest” is in a tree near the neighbor’s house and they have seen him perched on their roof before.

Another random piece of trivia for you: Peacocks have a really interesting “screech”.  And by screech I mean something that sounds akin to a female screaming.  Oh, and by interesting, I mean definitely not my alarm clock of choice.

See that look of indignation… I’m pretty sure Blue is insulted that his screeching first thing in the morning  might not be my favorite sound to awake to .  Oh well… is still pretty funny to see the guy on the parent’s porch and hear the stories of people slamming on their breaks to do a double-take of him perched on a fence post.

  1. I figured your post on my blog. Just let’s you know. the peacock is so beautiful

  2. Wow he’s gorgeous! I’ve never seen a peacock outside of a zoo before – that’s so cool. Has he left any of his beautiful long tail feathers on your parents property??

    • Not on my parent’s property (or at least not that they’ve found), but the neighbors find them in their yard since that is where at least one of his “nests” is. She has a large vase of them as decoration in their house and mom picks on her saying she is plucking Blue bald. 😉 I’m not sure you can really tell, maybe a small bit in the last photo, but he has “old” tail feathers that aren’t as fully feathered as the others and he will eventually lose or pluck those himself when grooming.

      The thing that really amazes me is he isn’t afraid of us at all. I’m standing less than 6 feet from him when taking those photos and their neighbor has feed him bread from her hand.

        • Linda Odell
        • October 6th, 2011

        He’s not afraid Cece because he knows all of you love him…He feels safe..

        Linda Odell

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