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Friday, 10 July 2009

Peacocks

Various commitments today, ending with a visit to J's school for an "end of term" presentation. He was good and, IMHO better than most of his peers but, I'm biased of course :)

No time to get out today and the local traffic was ******* (best not to comment really).

Having commented recently on a fellow blogger's blog that my Buddleia (Buddleja davidii Black Knight) attracted more bees than butterflies, look what I had visiting today - and two of them no less!

A couple of peacocks



On the basis that when I've said previously "I haven't seen...." on some occasions I've then seen very shortly afterwards, the said subject of "I haven't seen" so.......

I haven't seen:
A Golden Eagle (or any sort of eagle)
A Red Kite
An Eider (in the wild) and plenty more.....

Well - one can dream :D

19 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Lovely Peacocks Tricia.

Ive tried the ''I havn't seen'' thing, it doesn't work!!

mick said...

Such gaudy beautiful butterflies! I definitely haven't seen them.

holdingmoments said...

Hope you get your Eagle Tricia lol
But the Peacock is a beauty.

karen said...

Beautiful pics of a beautiful creature Tricia! i think you have the same Buddleia as me!! So im hoping!!!!!!x

Randy Emmitt said...

Tricia,

Lovely peacocks and these are a least bit noisy. Some beautiful butterflies they are too.

Steve said...

I love peacock butterflies. I remember seeing one or two when I was about 9 or 10 and then not seeing another until in my 40s. Still hoping to get one in my garden.

Midmarsh John said...

Lovely pictures of your peacocks. They do seem to be attracted to Buddleia. I usually get a few each year, but none noticed so far this year. (see if it works for me1)

ShySongbird said...

Lovely Peacocks, I too have that Buddleia, but so far this time it doesn't seem very popular, of course the weather isn't very conducive at the moment so I'll keep hoping.

Tom said...

I really must invest in one of these shrubs.. I noticed one this week in a garden and it was covered in bees and a number of white butterflies.
I hope you manage to fullful your dreams.... Jane and I was very lucky 2 years ago by coming across a young Red Kite eating the afterbirth from a sheep... the young lamb was stood near by bleating but the Kite paid it no attention at all... When it took the the air it really looked as good as I had heard... A truely rare sighting around here and one I will never forget.
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Have a great weekend
Tom

JRandSue said...

Tricia,fantastic Peacocks lovely sharp Images.Brill
John.

Roy said...

Fabulous images Tricia.

Stewart said...

Tricia, you must have a trip up here. I love to see the faces of visitors from the south when they see our Eiders coming to chips being thrown from our harbour walls! They are one of the commonest ducks up here and you can watch them down to a few feet...They have ducklings at the minute, but the drakes have gone all moulting. They look much better in winter...
We had a pair of Golden Eagles too in Northumberland until afew years back but the adults may have died of old age. They were in the same spot for twenty or more years!

Anna said...

Beautiful.

And I haven't seen a golden eagle either.

Haven't seen a water rail, bearded tit, crested tit or brambling either.

And sod it, neither have I seen a hoopoe!

Janine said...

Great color combo. Makes me want to get one of those shrubs!

NatureStop said...

Great images and the peacock is a beauty!

oldcrow61 said...

That Peacock is just gorgeous! My Buddleia is just now coming out in leaf. Shows how much further behind we are.

Jayne said...

Just WOW again what a beautiful butterfly and what a lovely clear shot of it, now I want one of those in our garden, we have the buddleia but not the flutterby1111
Jayne

Cheryl said...

We all should have dreams....
I love the peacock butterfly so bright and cheerful...

I saw a tawny owl in my garden one evening last week. I was in the kitchen. It was dusk. She was sitting on the grandchildrens climbing frame.....as I watched she swooped down and took a mouse....amazing.....

Tricia said...

My apologies for the late response to your comments but I've been a bit busy...

Warren - Aw - well we can still hope?

Mick - they are rather "blousy" aren't they - amazing though.

Keith - one day perhaps - a girl (!) can have her dreams!

Karen - thank you - fingers crossed you'll get the flutters soon then..

Randy - thank you - yes much quieter than their feathered counterparts!

Steve - there's still plenty of time!

John - thank you. I'm sure the "I haven't seen" mantra will work for you!

Jan - When the weather improves...

Tom - thank you - the colour is amazing and much richer than the camera suggests in my pictures.

and thanks for your great account of yours and Jane's sighting - lucky you!

John - Thank you so much.

Stewart - thank you - I'm promising myself a few days away and Northumberland is very tempting!! Thanks for the email - will respond very soon.

Amazing and wonderful to have a pair of Eagles for so long :D

Anna - thanks. Lol - fingers crossed you'll see everything on your list - especially the Hoopoe!!

Janine - If you have them in your part of the world - do get one!

NatureStop - thank you - they are such photogenic subjects!

OC - thank you - whilst your Buddleia is just coming out - you have it all to look forward to :D.... whilst mine is starting to lose it's first flowers :(

Jayne - They're not that uncommon so fingers crossed....

Cheryl - thank you. How fantastic to see a Tawny Owl in your garden and feeding too - a sight to be treasured!!

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