Friday, May 2, 2008

Herd Of Peacocks

This morning's visitors.

A flock of thirteen peafowl wandered into the backyard this morning. Not an unlucky number in this case.....peacocks are welcome here. Tampa has a large population of semi-wild peafowl descended from the "watch birds" citrus farmers put in their groves. Their call would alert the farmers to intruders while dogs slept through the trespassing. Now these flamboyant birds strut through neighborhoods and shriek from cypress swamps. We're always glad to see them when they decide to grace our home with their presence.


Sandi McBride said...

Oh I love them...they are so beautiful...our friend has a white peacock that is lovely, but I am entranced by the color...beautiful post!

Tonja said...

They are nagnificent birds, aren't they?