Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Header Challenge 07-08-11 = Big Bird - by Tom

Big Bird 
Is Toms choice this week for our Header.

Listen to my music while you feast your eyes on my Header and Posts of Big Bird.
My choice for this theme is a wonderful - colourful - show-off bird
The Peacock.

Information from
National Geographic Page
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As you have noticed my Header is one beautiful Big Bird.

This is where these wonderful creatures live - Belvoir Castle around 8 miles from us.

Here are the gardens where they strut their stuff.

Peacock is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes, but only males are 
Peacocks, females are Peahens and together they are called Peahens.

Peacocks do not mix well with other domestic birds.

Peacocks are known for their large tails

Their large tails are used to attract females for mating rituals.

Males gather harems of females which lay 3-5 eggs at a time.

Altogether their size relates to a 6ft man.

Watch-out    --    another male is very near!!

Group of Peacocks are called  - A Party.

Are they not - just  the show off Big Bird

Well - there you have my Big Bird show - pop and see the other Headbangers what they they come up 
for Big Bird.
You know where you will find these good folk now - side bar just above my shield.

Good Luck.


George said...

Your header is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the additional pictures from Belvoir Castle.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: Wonderful capture of the bird with the largeat tail. I really enjoyed your capture.

Craver Vii said...

A group is called a "party?" Well that figures, doesn't it?

You got close enough for some very detailed pics, Imac.

Gailsman said...

Great stuff. They have a peacock at Beauvale Priory, but alas it was in the middle of shedding it's feathers the last time I was there.

Dave said...

I have a strange feeling that someone is watching me. Well there certainly is lots of eyes looking at me from your blog today great post and a beautiful peacock for your header.

SandyCarlson said...

Big blue has it all over the yellow dude, for sure, Mac. This is a beautiful post. You are one talented guy.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The header is marvelous, Stewart... You really did pick a BIG BIRD.. Gorgeous!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow so beautiful place there, your BIG BIRD is magnificent, I love his colours!

Denise said...

A beautiful castle with lovely gardens, and of course that magnificent peacock. Just love your header.

Lanny said...

They are very very noisy! if they weren't I would have a few of them myself! I love the feathers!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous header! I do find peacocks slight spooky with all those eyes on their tail feathers though...

Gattina said...

For once males are more beautiful ;) !

Dar said...

I so much enjoyed seeing your gorgeous pics of these marvelous birds. The neighbors down the road a piece, raise a ' party ' of peacocks and hens at their greenhouse. They strut their stuff, sing to one another and are an added joy during a garden tour.
Thanks for sharing your day.

Rick said...

That header is a winner, Stewart, as are these shots !! Gorgeous colour and designs.

Enjoy your weekend !

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

belvoir castle looks fantastic!

thanks for these beautiful shots.

i love the header as well. absolutely superb!