In March I’m looking for Wildlife in the Garden
(This month I want to see photos and stories about wildlife in the ‘garden’ – insects, spider, birds, rabbits, hedgehog, fox, snake (!) whatever you can find in your garden, public gardens, lakes, parks. But please not the family dog!)
Finding a peacock is not all that difficult. Finding one that actually opens his iridescent tail can be somewhat more challenging. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colourful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues.
In the Parque Marechal Carmona, Cascais, Portugal several Indian peafowl were strutting their stuff, the males trying to impress the white peahen (header image). I wanted to get a shot of the fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers as well as those stunning ‘eye-spots’. And luckily one obliged by opening up his tail feathers. Impressed me.
If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂
- Create your own post and title it March: Wildlife in the Garden
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
- Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in April.
- Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.