Throwback and Thankful Thursday

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Throwback and Thankful Thursday

 

The last of our bluebird babies fledged this week. Who can blame those little birds for wanting to leave their little box where they’ve been crammed in for several weeks! And with feel like temperatures over 100 degrees, I can see why they would want to leave.

 

peahen on eggs

 

It reminded me of two years ago when we were still living in Delray Beach.  To our surprise, chose our back yard for her maternity ward. In fact, we’d walked by her several times before we noticed her. 

 

There were 12 eggs but sadly, none of them hatched. When it looked as if mama peahen was going to sit on them come you-know-what or high water, we waited for her to leave and removed the eggs. (which were beginning to become quite...well, you’ve smelled rotten eggs, haven’t you?)

 

So why Throwback and Thankful? The throwback is obvious. But I’m thankful for Mother Nature sharing this remarkable event with us. 

 

How cool was this?

 

 

 

 

Larry used the Alfred app on his iPhone to

record movements by the peahen.

 

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Kat Palmiotti
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Poor momma peahen!

Jul 16, 2020 05:07 AM #1
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Sham Reddy CRS
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Thanks for sharing Kathy!

Its unfortunate 12 eggs were wasted! The throwback is obvious. But I’m thankful for Mother Nature sharing this remarkable event with us. 

Jul 16, 2020 05:20 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Kathy - moments can be memorable for all sorts of reasons.  Melancholic as well as joyful.  Each is a part of life.  

Jul 16, 2020 05:37 AM #3
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That would be hard laying 12 eggs and none hatch. I know from caring for birds they have a sense of loss when nature doesn't work well.

Jul 16, 2020 06:04 AM #4
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Great photos and story. We were blessed this year by a Dove family that laid 2 eggs and gave us two healthy babies. Like you, I walked by the mama and the eggs for likely 2 weeks before I noticed her hiding spot in one of our hanging ivy plants. Birds bless a garden and among my favorite of God's creatures.

We named them Yin & Yang, this is them at about 3 weeks after hatching and they began exploring the yard, but didn't fly off until week 4. We still see them in our neighborhood on walks occasionally.

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Jul 16, 2020 07:07 AM #5
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Good Thursday morning, Kathy.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Jul 16, 2020 07:22 AM #6
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I remember this journey, it was such a wonderful thing to follow and wonder what would occur day in and day out.

Jul 16, 2020 07:23 AM #7
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Kathy,

I remember this tory of your pea hen and your watching hoping an egg will hatch.  Your bluebirds did well, and perhaps the next batch the pea hen had yielded babies...A

Jul 16, 2020 08:33 AM #8
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Hi Kathy Streib - I was amazed at 12 eggs.  I wonder if that beautiful bird could not cover all of those eggs causing a loss of heat for the birthing process. ??

Jul 16, 2020 08:34 AM #9
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Good morning Kathy Streib - I love the detail in the video.  As Brian says it is great to follow the journey.

Jul 16, 2020 09:09 AM #10
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Hi Kathy... while I'm personally not a "bird" person, I love following your bird maternity ward stories.

Jul 16, 2020 10:03 AM #11
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Kat Palmiotti I felt so sorry for the mama. 

Sham Reddy CRS I still remember when my husband made me close my eyes while he walked me out to the backyard so I could see the eggs. 

Michael Jacobs when I look at all of the memories I've had throughout my life I feel very blessed. 

Jul 16, 2020 05:07 PM #12
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Sharon Lee I even called a peacock farm out west to seek their advice. 

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets how lucky you were!!!!  We do get baby cardinals and woodpeckers here so I know the nests are nearby. 

Roy Kelley I hope that you and Chef Dolores are staying safe as well. 

 

Jul 16, 2020 05:12 PM #13
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Brian England we have been blessed to see baby gators being born in Florida and now bluebirds here!!!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I hope so as well. I do remember that during mating season, the peacocks and peahens are so loud!  We would have to warn any houseguests we had so they wouldn't wonder what the heck was going on in the middle of the night. 

Jul 16, 2020 05:16 PM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Good point. I called a peacock farm out west and learned that sometimes another peahen will lay eggs in the same nest and leave the other peahen to incubate them. I put a small dish of water and food near her but I did notice that she would leave the nest a few times during the day. 

Jul 16, 2020 05:24 PM #15
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Grant Schneider Thank you.  I love watching the live cams of animals that are on the internet.

Hi Nina Hollander I have always loved watching animals. I've been known to stand forever watching ants move along a sidewalk from one place to another. 

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Kathy not all memories unfortunately are happy ones, still worth cherishing.

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Thank you and Larry for sharing this post with us...

Happy Thursday evening Kathy Streib 

 

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Morning Kathy.

Don't believe I've seen that one before, thanks for sharing

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