May 28, 2022

A Pig and Various Birds

Last weekend I visited a farm and saw pigs and chickens. I bought a couple of items from their small store and admired their flowers, which I will show another day.

Yesterday I made a visit to Seven Bends State Park. I saw a couple of domestic birds that were visiting from the property next door. 

I’ve shown pictures of Barney the peacock before. He thinks the park is his domain and he came right up to the car.  When he left the pavement to stroll on the grass, I thought that would make a natural background for a picture. It wasn’t until I viewed the image later that I saw it had been photobombed by a butterfly!

The road from the park crosses the North Fork of the Shenandoah. I spotted a great blue heron and parked to take his picture, but he looks small. I wished I had my Nikon with my because my cell phone does not zoom nearly as well. I have seen him in that spot before so it must be a good fishing spot.

Saturday’s Critters / I’d Rather be Birdin’



  1. I enjoyed tagging along with you. I really like the peacock & butterfly image!!!

    Have a terrific week ahead, and thanks for sharing your link. Happy birding!

  2. Hello,
    Wonderful critter post, love the pig and chicken, the goose. Neat capture of the Peacock with the butterfly. I always enjoy seeing the GB Herons. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  3. You'll no doubt remember next time to take your camera with you and show us a great closeup of the heron.

  4. Great photos!
    Have a blessed day!

  5. ...I rarely see peacocks.

  6. The pig is very appealing. I like all your critters! Have a good Memorial Day.

    best... mae at

  7. I don't remember the last time I saw a pig, or a peacock for that matter. Herons and butterflies are a bit more normal to run into here abouts.

  8. Not everyone likes pigs but I do. I think they are slightly comical, and I believe they are intelligent creatures.

  9. I would love to go to that State park! What a neat variety of critters! They get to go WILD!!!


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