Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Peacocks at the Park


Spring is definitely in the air!  It is so nice to get out and take a drive into the country or to the park.  We have a beautiful park that I can remember going to as a child.  It had a small amusement park, a swimming pool, and lots of play equipment!  The amusement park and the swimming pool are memories now but the park is still the perfect place to have a family picnic, to cast a line into one of the lakes or to just walk along the shore of the river that runs nearby.  On this day, we went out to see the peacocks.  For as long as I can remember there have been peacocks at the park.....lots of them!


In the spring the males fan their feathers and vibrate them to attract the peahen (female).  They were very busy on the afternoon that we visited.







This fellow had gotten out of the pen so I followed him around the area for a little while.  He put on quite a show then slowly made his way around the outside of the fenced area and decided to re-join his friends.


Today is Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, and I am joining in the fun.  If you have some time, stop by to see the adventures that are being shared.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Kate,

    Wow! You got some great pics of that old peacock. My daughter was following one once taking pics, and he took to the air, flew over her and attacked her head, split open her scalp, and she was about 15 feet away from him!

    Pat

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  2. Amazing photos...Still catching my breath.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  3. That first photo is a sexy pose for a peacock, as it is not the common photo. The rest are the usual poses!

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  4. The colors of nature never cease to amaze me.

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  5. These photos fill me with awe at the beauty of nature; when we lived in France our neighbor raised peacocks and I remembered the noise they made, which was quite loud!

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  6. Their peacock blue colour is a true wonder of nature. Just gorgeous!!

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  7. Aren't Peacock's just gorgeous?
    Joyce M

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  8. Thank for visiting my blog. :)
    Your fotos are also very nice. It´s not so easy to catch the peacock opening his ?wheel?. In german it´s Rad. So I don´t know, if this is right, sorry. lg Tina

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  9. Gorgeous photos! When my sister lived in Fresno she had peacocks on her back porch everyday. It was so fun to see them up so close.

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  10. Simply gorgeous!
    It would have made such a great entry for "ABC Wednesday";o)

    My peacocks are here if you want to have a look at my older blog: http://clicrealm.blogspot.com/2011/05/abc-wednesday-is-for.html

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous shots. And thanks for visiting my place and taking the time to comment;o)
    Have a nice and happy day*

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  11. Those peacocks are so beautiful, thank you for sharing the pics.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  12. Fantastic photos!! Thanks for sharing them!

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  13. What great peacock shots. Don't they and their color just give you a thrill!

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  14. So colorful! <a href="http://www.thesaturdayeveningpot.com/2011/05/one-lovely-blog-award.html>Gave you an award today</a>... stop by and check it out when you can!

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  15. Great photos! I love the beautiful colors.

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  16. Really beautiful peacock photos!
    So glad to have found/followed your wonderful blog!

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  17. what a regal beast. i once saw two peacocks outside a convenience store--they had escaped from the local zoo, and i'm not kidding! they're even more amazing in person. also, aren't 'peacock' and 'peahen' the funniest words?! :)

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  18. How beautiful. Those colors are amazing!

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  19. Wow! The colors and the deatil are amazing! Thanks! have a great week! sunny109

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  20. Oh my goodness....they are beautiful...Their colors are so bright...
    I would love to see them...maybe someday.
    shug

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  21. Beautiful! The colors are so vivid.

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  22. Such glorious birds. They really don't look real. Perhaps you'd like to link this post to Seasonal Sundays for Mother's Day.

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    - The Tablescaper

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  23. They are such beautiful birds!

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  24. great pics, i love peacocks, so grand and regal. i never knew they sat in trees, still amazes me to see them up in the sky~

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