Peacock, Peahen, Peachicks!
I went out to do chores a while ago, and there were the usual 2 peacocks, 4 peahens… one of which is still sitting on a nest. When I got closer to her, I saw an eye staring back at me where eyes shouldn’t be.
Can you see it?
Still too hard to see? Well, let’s look a little closer. . .
And an even closer look….
The little peachick got restless and moved forward where he (she?) could look at me in safety from right beside mama’s front. . .
Mama peahen wasn’t thrilled with me being there and humming and agitated. Finally she got up off the nest for a minute.
Oh ho! Not only was there one peachick active enough to be peeking around at me, there was another newly hatched! I threw the feed in the bowl and beat a quick retreat so she’d go back on the nest.
That brings the peachick total up to 6 this year… 4 in the bird cage on the back porch, and two under the last sitting peahen. Cool!