Friday, August 04, 2006

He's baaaaaack!

Arriving home from work yesterday, I stopped my car at the end of the driveway to check the mailbox and noticed my son-in-law's pickup truck parked by my house. About that time I saw him in the backyard, passing by on the riding mower. And about three feet behind him, I saw this guy:


This is the first time I've seen the peacock since the long visit I posted about back in June. The hen hasn't been around, either. We're at least a month past the incubation period for peacock eggs (according to various Internet sources), so I guess the nest full of "peababies" I'd hoped to see didn't exist--at least not nearby.

When my son-in-law stopped the mower, I commented, "Looks like you had some help back there."

"I did," he said, "and he's been following me like a dog."

The peacock stuck around for a while, looking for goodies in the fresh-cut grass. I, having learned my lesson with last week's grass-allergy problems, didn't go out to play with him this time. But you can bet I have fresh batteries in the camera in case he comes around over the weekend.

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful Velvet maybe he was collecting grubs for the family? Maybe he'll surprise you and bring them around later. Keep those batteries at hand. :) Great photo.
    Sandy

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  2. Thanks, mizmarbie. Hope you'll come again.

    Sandy, thanks. Wouldn't that be a wonderful surprise?

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  3. i love that bird. hope he is a popa soon.

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  4. aww, following the lawn mower! Hope he brings his kids next time!

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