Wednesday, November 23, 2011

There's a Peacock in my Backyard!

Yep, like the title says, there was a peacock in my backyard! I was sitting down on my balcony when I noticed a large bird walking through my backyard. I initially thought it was my neighbor's pet turkey, but no, it was a peacock!

I ran after the big bird with my camera. Pity I wasn't holding on to my zoom lens, so I couldn't manage to snap any decent shots. The peacock started running off upon seeing me, and I got a mug shot of it flying up on to the top of my neighbor's house.

I was extremely surprised to have seen a peacock (this one is probably a female; peahen) in my area. Well yes, the peacock is the national bird of India, but they were never found in these areas. But upon asking my parents, I figured out that this particular individual was probably one that sneaked out from the nearby Hindu temple, where they grow peacocks. So you can't really call it 'wild'!


Noushka, said...

Still well caught!
You've good reflexes!
It is a beauty, but what noisy bird!
We had one that perched on our parrot aviaries in South Africa... I won't describe the panic! LOL!!!
Cheers, Shawn!

Shawn said...

Thanks Noushka! They are rather birds, i agree! Hoping to shoot one better next time. ;)

Vera said...

Wow, if only you could get closer to that wonderful bird! It looks so beautiful!

Vera said...

Wow, if only you could get closer to that wonderful bird! It looks so beautiful!

adrielleroyale said...

So beautiful! I've never seen one up close before except maybe at a zoo. We did used to have a pet turkey when I was a teenager :) His name was Guardian because he would always chase off anyone who came on our property LOL :)

Shawn said...

Thanks Adrielle and Vera!

Vera, indeed, I wish! But it ran off as soon as it saw me :(

Adrielle, that's an awesome bird for a pet! And a very suitable name! :)


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