Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Family Came to Visit. . .

I was working out this morning, doing my semi-weekly strength training session in the garage when I heard a noise. I looked up and saw a peahen strutting in the open door. I guess my reaction startled her as she turned and headed across the driveway . . . followed by 4 youngsters, not babies but clearly youthful peafowl.

I was able to get one decent (not great) picture of mom with 3 of her offspring. At the time I snapped the picture, I believe the 4th one was on the roof. They hung around for a while, appearing to be feeding on something buried in the ivy hedge.

My fascination with these large birds continues, especially when a family of them visits up close and personal.


Eric Valentine said...

That is so beautiful Leon to have them come so close to the house. A nice closer photo would be good.

We get a lot of birds but nothing quite like your pea birds. :)

Leon said...

Thanks Eric.

Did the best I could using the camera on my cell phone. Figured if I ran into the house to get the good camera, my guests would have gone along their way before I got back.