- June 21st, 2011
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.