There’s a lot of peacocks out roaming around Horsepower for Kids animal sanctuary.
These young ladies were having a dirt bath out in the cow pasture. I use the term bath loosely since they are rolling around in years of dried cow poop dirt. They do this to keep the bugs off.
There were several young males showing off near the ladies but I think they are all siblings. The young males don’t have the longer feathers like the grown up males do yet.
After their dirt bath, the young females wandered over to the chicken coup. I think they were trying to find a way to get in so they can get the feed.
Later I saw some lady peacocks hanging around the tortoise pens. They were also looking for food sitting around. They had babies with them and the babies couldn’t figure out how to get in the pens.
One of the babies made it over the fence but the others kept running along the boards like “Where’s Mom going?” Eventually the babies figured out if they went around to the back Mom was meeting them back there. They were looking at me like “Lady help us over”. It was tempting but I wanted to see what they would do. After they met back up with Mom they headed to the bushes behind the pens for a nap.
Just a few pictures of the eagles near my house. I finally saw them both on the nest recently. One was on the nest and the other was sitting on top of the dead tree the nest is in. I’m hoping they are getting ready for eggs or there may already be eggs on the nest. I’ll keep you posted.
The loud peacocks that live on the farm where the eagle’s nest is were looking at me like I was crazy. They were thinking “That crazy lady is back with her black box on her face”.
“Don’t land on me” said the turtle to the great blue heron.
Floating around the pond.
Love is in the air.
Showing off for the ladies.
I think this one needs some sunscreen.
This pond has its own “cotton ball” head duck.
This is probably my last trip to the “funny” farm this year, or least until very late fall. It’s already too hot here. It was a perfect morning in early March. All of the animals were very active. In the summer they’ll be sleeping all day and the farm will be filled with “summer camp” kids. Although, it’s tempting to go back in the summer to see if there were any spring baby animals.