Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The neighbor's peacock came to visit

The neighbor down the road has Peacocks. When we first bought our property I did not know what that 'thing' was that kept on screaming. About 6 months later (2 years before we built the house) we did finally find out it was a Peacock. Now the sound does not bother me at all. Saturday morning we woke to find one on our deck. Jen, you think songbirds are messing on your deck, you should have one of these there. It looked like they had been out there for a month. Jimmy had to wash the deck.
Later that day while mowing Jimmy stopped and told me to grab the camera.
That is a sure sign of something interesting.
The Peacocks were back....all four of them.
I learned they are real camera shy.
Never did capture all four at one time.
But I did succeed in chasing them back to their own field.
Hopefully for good.
Don't want them on my deck anymore.
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18 comments:

Mildred said...

They certainly are beautiful (in their own yard). You got some great close-ups Leedra.

Susie said...

No I wouldn't want them on my deck either. Pretty pics Leedra!

Shellmo said...

They are beautiful to look at but I defnitely wouldn't want to be picking up after them!

Jen said...

I wonder what would scare them away that you could set in your yard. Maybe I could rent my 'Ben' to you. ha!
They look pretty fearless and they must be to come and do-do all over your deck. Your right! I would not like that at all!!!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I guess even pretty birds leave a terrible mess.
Blessings,Ruth

Prospero said...

Wow, what a lucky visit. I think I'll have to talk to my neighbor about getting a peacock!

Mary said...

Even though they are beautiful birds, I do not think I would want them around all the time. Their screeching is awful! And the mess :-) Good shots!

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's Leedra!!

Darla said...

Great photos. I understand that they can become a problem about hanging around!! I don't normally deadhead my daylilies, should I?

Leedra said...

Darla - It is very time consuming, but I do. I deadheaded about 150 iris blooms yesterday. Daylilies and Iris are the only flowers I deadhead. As I said too time consuming. I deadhead for photo quality. One time I was having a cookout at my house and I knew I would not have time to deadhead the morning off. About dark the day before I deadheaded all that day's blooms so I had a beautiful garden the next morning. That only works with daylilies though.

Dorothy said...

Peacocks are very beautiful. Too bad they are so messy and loud!

Rose said...

Its a good thing you got used to their noise--I guess their looks make up for a lot. I got to admit that they are gorgeous.

Oz Girl said...

Great photos, Leedra! For all that they can be annoying, they are beautiful birds.

Some friends of mine lived near someone who had peacocks. It was unnerving to sit out at night on the deck and hear the peacocks screaming all evening long!

fishing guy said...

Leedra: Neat photo opts of the big birds, I can imagine that big birds means big poop.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful birds for sure, Leedra. But--I don't think I'd want one on my deck --unless he eats chipmunks!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Tina said...

They are sure beautiful to look at but as many have already said..don't think I would want them in my yard either!!

dAwN said...

Ha...what a beautiful visitor...thank goodness though, it doesnt stick around to mess your garden!

Pam said...

The peacocks are beautiful. YOu got some great closu up shots. The blue really stands out on the peacocks.

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