wings and things

Tall peacock!

on August 29, 2012

King has finally grown all his feathers back and he likes nothing better than to stand ontop of anything – tables, chairs, roofs – and, here, one of the feed bins, to show them off! He seems to like appearing to be taller than he is.

I love sitting quietly with him in the late afternoons (before being surrounded by Godfrey’s gang). King will take bread from my hand but I am not allowed to touch his feathers; it is an unspoken rule.

31 responses to “Tall peacock!

  1. unspoken rules – there are so many of them – this is an easy one

  2. Jane Terren says:

    Ahh Ken… looking good! Can’t wait to see you again.

  3. Perhaps you could give him a pair of stilts so he can show off all the time?!

  4. Louise G. says:

    Well isn’t he just a beauty! But… maybe… he has a bit of an identity crisis and the standing on things to make his tail feathers flow like a train is because he thinks he’s ‘the bride’ and not the groom? 🙂 Don’t tell him I said that. I’m sure he’s probably got a rule about that!

    • jmgoyder says:

      I am definitely NOT going to tell him that! The weird thing with these bird is the males are always resplendent (is that a word?) and the females are rather drab – so interesting!

  5. viveka says:

    Some stunning bird this …. I think he know exactly what he are doing – he want attention and what I can see he are getting just that. *smile King – you just being you!

  6. victoriaaphotography says:

    King is looking rather gorgeous at the moment – a pity he is not a ‘she’.
    (like the Golden Pheasants – the boys are such attractive birds).

  7. bulldogsturf says:

    Lovely photos… enjoy that he eats from your hand… I tried to steel a tail feather once and received a healthy reminder that these are not small birds… specially when he jumps on you…

  8. stunning.

    I’ll not discuss any info at length that I have sussed out in front of King. Close your ears King.

    Suffice it to say Jules that passing the call off to others has been their only constistent thing I have been able to count on so far. but I will not be stopped.. Not having an answer for me is no answer. They think I am going away..

    One guy said to me; why don’t you just buy them online..arghh!! he missed the whole point. Figures.

    Thought of you tonight, have a better your tomorrow my friend.~ BB

  9. Isn’t if funny how in birds, it’s the male who is all dressed up and showy, while in humans it’s the female.

  10. Robyn Lee says:

    Fantastic photos… Gorgeous creature! Xxx❤

  11. terry1954 says:

    i agree, it is always the males in animals who are the most beautiful, while in humans it is the opposite, or is the the make up that women pour on giving an illusion of beauty

  12. Judith Post says:

    I’d show off, too, if I were as a pretty as him!

  13. magzmama says:

    How I wish you lived closer to us. Kiddo has such a bad fear of birds and of feathers. I think your place could probably cure her! I wish I knew where the fear came from I love birds.

  14. Colline says:

    He knows that he has beautiful feathers to show off 🙂
    Quite a coincidence that we both posted on the peacock today 🙂

  15. He is so darn gorgeous!

  16. hugr5 says:

    I couldn’t respond to your blog – hit the comment button, got to your page, saw the beautiful pictures, but I could not click the reply space.

    So, I’m talking here… I love peacocks. Do peacocks run free in Australia? I am so envious that you live with a peacock!

    Hey, I have a question. I just discovered that an associate of mine is a caregiver for a person with Parkinson’s Disease (her husband).

    I’m asking for your advice. What can I say to her? This is the first time she told me about this (we’re just getting to know each other.). I want to be supportive at the same time I want to respect her privacy.

    Again, I LOVE the photographs of the peacock! 🙂

    • jmgoyder says:

      To some extent peacocks run free here but it’s only usually when they’ve left their owners and gone for adventures. So far all of mine have stuck around so they just roam around the farm. I love them too!
      About your friend whose husband has PD, I guess you could tell her you have a friend in the same position (me). She obviously wanted to tell you which is lovely.

  17. Fergiemoto says:

    Wow, what a tail! That’s awesome! I love those peacock feathers.

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