Monday, June 11, 2018

Confused Cupid

We were returning from our travels yesterday when we came across a very weird couple fluffing their feathers in the dust at the side of a rural road. They were a pretty good distance from houses and barns, although peafowl can certainly travel if they want to. 

Apparently love will overcome a lot, including that whole species thing, because this Wild Turkey Hen and Indian Peafowl male were clearly a happy couple. They seemed to have little fear of passing cars, or of me jumping out of ours with the camera. I wish them well, although I think they are doomed to disappointment in the end.


Gingersnaps said...

One of my most vivid memories of a childhood trip to Colonial Williamsburg was of the peacock who developed an instant crush on my father. It followed us all over, would stand in front of him, fan out his tail and parade in his finest manner. Would not go away. My youngest sister was about 5 at the time, she was totally freaked out. The three of us older kids thought it was falling down, weeping with laughter hilarious. Father was embarrassed, Mother was shooting death glares at all children who were not 5 years old. Favorite family story. =)

threecollie said...

Gingersnaps, that must have been something! They are huge birds!