Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Wednesday, July 4, 2012

White peacock~World Bird Wednesday~070412



Last Sunday hubby and I drove to the Leo Carrillo state park, but arrived only 15 minutes before they closed for the day.  Hubby took off one way and I wandered down by the stables.  Along the way, a white peacock strolled by.  I snapped these photos of him.  Now, I've never seen a white peacock and I grew up right next to the Los Angeles County arboretum in Arcadia and I was around peacocks for over 20 years. I saw plenty of them, but never a white one.  I couldn't get closer to him.  He seemed to be on a mission!  I overheard two ladies saying that he only appears in the afternoons and then, only briefly.  What a beautiful specimen!  And, yes, even his peacock "eyes" on his tail are white!  World Bird Wednesday for July 4, 2012.  To visit Wild Bird Wednesday, please go to:   http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/  UPDATE:  I found out this is a white peacock.  Here's a link for more info:   http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2010/05/10/facts-on-the-stunningly-regal-peacock/

6 comments:

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! What a cool bird!

Gary said...

I would have never thought of an albino peacock, interesting as are his habits. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

I have heard of albino birds but never seen an albino peacock. Great photos.

Pat said...

Great sighting! He does look like he's on a mission.

Larry said...

He looks like he's on a mission indeed Cheryl Ann. This is not really an albino though, it is a White Peacock. They are a variant of the Indian Blue Peacock. Info here.

Carole M. said...

lovely moment to see an albino peacock