Over the crest in our driveway, we watched as the first of the male turkeys sauntered into the yard looking for the bird seed that we pull out for the little birds. They have been visiting us quite frequently this year. One female turkey was in the group. But what amazed us was the newest addition to the troop. Want to see? :)
Hanging out with the turkeys
Yes, it is a peacock! A female peacock!
A female peacock
What would happen if she mated with a turkey? What would you call it? A peakey? A turcock? A peturkcock? :)
She has such a lovely profile!
Such a lovely profile
The boys, well, they are admiring her beauty!
The male turkeys admiring the new gal
She hears the sound of the camera shutter and is wondering at the sound…
Then she looks in my direction!
I am looking at you!
Now you might be wondering why there is a peacock in the Sierra Foothills. Well, the story goes that someone up here at one time raised peacocks, and they got loose, and kept getting loose. So the person gave up on them and let them go do their thing. Their call is very distinctive and we often hear them in the morning and the late afternoon. There are about a dozen that roam in our area!
One last shot…Isn’t she a beauty?
What a beauty!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you have an amazing Saturday! Be well… ^..^
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