Blue Monday ~ Peacocks!

On my way to Orange County many Saturdays ago I stopped at a Target in Norwalk and heard a familiar bird call. There was a farmhouse next door to the Target with several Peacocks. I walked over to the fence to see if I could get a glimpse. I had to zoom in to get these shots so they are not as clear as I wish they were but you can still get an idea of the vibrant colors this fella had!

Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays. It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird’s back and touches the ground on either side. Females are believed to choose their mates according to the size, color, and quality of these outrageous feather trains.

The term “peacock” is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are peahens, and together, they are called peafowl.

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About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

37 thoughts on “Blue Monday ~ Peacocks!

  1. Lovely Peacocks….and they were at Target??? Man, you would never find anything like that around here. The only birds in the parking lots are the pesky crackles. Have a great week.

  2. WOW!!! If you are saying that the pictures aren’t as clear as you wanted them then I would love to see that peacock with my own eyes. Such amazing colors. God really knew what he was doing during Creation!

  3. Peacocks are such exotically beautiful birds ~ until they make that gruesome honking noise! They do make fantastic “guard dogs”, as I found out on my property I once had in Tasmania. Zanzibar would make a warning honk from the shed roof when a car approached the driveway and would make endless honking sounds every day at sunset till he bedded down in a tall tree!

  4. Peacocks are beautiful specimens. My friend raises them and they certainly have their own personality. The first time that I heard the noise they make I thought a wild animal was lurking. Happy Blue Monday.

  5. Gorgeous, Ellen. This is one of your posts that reminds me of just how different the various parts of our country are. You certainly wouldn’t encounter a farmhouse with peacocks in our neck of the woods!

  6. Good morning Ellen B.,

    Peacocks in Norwalk? What a riot! They are so gorgeous, aren’t they?
    We made it back from AZ last night and will be heading back on Friday for my brothers memorial. My poor mother is just devastated.
    Yours prayers are very much appreciated…THANK YOU!

    xo Cori G.

  7. Beautiful! I love peacocks. All around the Arboretum in Arcadia, they wander and at night, during the summer when the philharmonic plays there, the peacocks “sing” along with the symphonies.
    Enjoy your day!

  8. I’m always amazed at those birds wherever I see them. We had wild ones in our neighborhood in Oregon~they were escapees from a local farm. It makes me wonder why someone in a suburban Norwalk house would raise them.

  9. Excellent choice for the theme! But in my experience not all “peacocks” are of the avian persuasion… I’ve seen quite a few of the human variety as well.

  10. They are beautiful — what good pictures! We had peafowl living next door to us for awhile. They were beautiful too and we enjoyed them — except at dawn when they were so noisy! They used to think that it would be more fun to live in our chicken pen with our chickens than at their home. So they’d fly onto our chicken coop roof, and jump into the coop, causing quite an uproar and ruckus! What wild times!


  11. Beautiful! That was a fun surprise for you. My Aunt raises peafowl in Arizona and she sends us the most beautiful pics. Hope you’re enjoying your Blue Monday. ~ Robyn

  12. Ellen,

    Your peacock pictures are great for Blue Monday. They are such beautiful creatures with all of the vibrant colors. Have a great week!

  13. I had no idea there were peacocks in Norwalk. (Or farmhouses either!) They really are stunning birds. I still remember seeing them as a kid at a zoo.

  14. I haven’t seen this bird since I retired! We would see the peacocks at a small zoo in Folsom on field trips. You saw them on a stop for Target!

    You must have fixed your computer problem. I see your green border is back!

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