Thursday, July 22, 2010

Friday's Favourite - Peacocks

I volunteer at our community arboretum (basically a tree garden that is a heritage for future residents and a place for passive recreation and education) that is 9 acres.  Many times I've heard the call of the male peacock from the next property but have never seen him or the peahens until now.

I wonder if he's young because there are no display feathers dragging behind him or maybe he and his harem have been clipped so they can't fly? 

Neverthless, he's still a majestic looking bird.  Oh yes, they can run pretty fast too as I found out trying to photograph them.
I can't tell you how many times I've had my Canon with the long lens on with me at the arboretum to try and capture the peacocks and the one time I've only got my point and shoot, there they are!  Murphy's Law.
I'm linking to Claudia at Dipty Road for her Friday - Finding Beauty meme.


  1. Great captures of the peacocks Judith. I always find great shots when I do not have the camera handy.

  2. Judith, you captured them beautifully. They are magnificent creatures.

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  3. I just love those Peacocks and hens Judith, they sort of put me in mind of turkeys in evening dress....:)
    Tina xo

  4. How magnificent...they are just amzing Judith...I wish i was there..thanks for sharing these gorgeous creatures! Makes me want to go and paint.. i feel dazzled by their colors!

  5. How Wonderful(to finally get your shots of them) and how funny (I can just see them chasing after Thanks for sharing ~

  6. They are amazing birds, aren't they? And nicely photographed! I would think he's probably young, since those aren't the feathers they clip. It's the flight feathers on the wings that have to be cut to stop a bird flying.

  7. These birds are amazing! We had one show up one day on our farm. He liked our horse. They sure can make a sound that makes everyone look!
    Thanks..I've enjoyed looking through your blog.
    You live in a beautiful area of North America! It's so similar to the Northwest in many ways.

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  9. These peacocks are gorgeous - glad you could 'catch' them! :)

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Judith!


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