Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Peacock


I was very happy to come across this beauty at The Norfolk Zoo last September.  He doesn't have the wonderful plumage you normally associate with peacocks.  I was wondering if he was a juvenile and they had not developed yet.

16 comments:

gigihawaii said...

What a gorgeous shade of blue his neck is! Wonderful! Blue is my favorite color, Denise.

Ilona.. said...

Witaj
Piękny paw też mam takiego w swoim ogrodzie :)
Pozdrawiam Ilona

Maa said...

By the look of that down on his back, I'd say he's young. I have a few peacocks and about six peahens down the road. They call 'help help' all night. One gave me a beautiful show of his feathers when I passed on my walk - shame I didn't have my camera with me. Sue

Valerie said...

Beautiful picture, Denise. Yes, I would say he's a young 'un, going by the downy feathers on his back.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, even without the tail feathers he is beautiful. Love their colors. Lovely photo, have a great day!

Sunray Gardens said...

They are beautiful no matter what.
Cher Sunray Gardens

The Elephant's Child said...

Juvenile or perhaps in moult - when they look remarkable shabby for a while. Gorgeous colours just the same.

diane b said...

It is a beauty whatever it is. I guess it's not a female.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

OMG how beautiful. so regal

Mumsy said...

Wow..what a beautiful and colorful bird!

Out on the prairie said...

I always enjoy watching them

TexWisGirl said...

or perhaps going through his molting.

EG CameraGirl said...

Handsome birds no matter what!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Maybe no big feathers yet, but there's really nothing else as beautifully blue as peacocks! Lovely picture. You'll have to go back to visit when he gets a little older.

Marie said...

He's a pretty bird, though! I love the Norfolk Zoo! Been there many times!

Kay said...

That really is a beautiful bird even without the huge tail feathers. I like the angle you took it from too.