The correct answer is a peahen.
OK, I should have posted this a few days ago when it happened (the 4th to be exact), when I posted it at almost every forum I go to... but I didn't feel like changing the picture links to work here because i am LAZY.
So here it goes, better late than never:
I was sitting in the livingroom knitting when i heard a very distinctive "Hellloo? HELLOOO? Helppp!" sound in the back yard. Now I hear this sound from far away all the time, but this sounded like it was RIGHT OUTSIDE MY WINDOW!!!
I dropped my knitting (and lost a whole line of stitches because my needle slipped out) and dashed to the window. The goats were FREAKING OUT. I looked on the pile of wood logs and what do i see but this lovely adventurous lady:
I quickly send my husband an IM at work: "We have company, it's a peahen in the back yard!! BRB!"
I grabbed the camera (I knew everyone I know would kick my kiester if i didn't) and headed out to see if I could get close to her and at least get some pictures.
When she saw me coming she moseyed off the log pile:
The goats were very interested and were calling to her:
she didn't seem afraid of me but she headed toward the back of the property when i got too close:
So i quickly feed everyone and go looking for her and she has roosted on the old collapsing run in that i now use to put my compost in:
Around that time I got distracted by how cute the goats are:
When i went back our visitor was gone.
So I was going to go back in the house but Brego kept talking to me so i went and got distracted by HIM for a bit:
and then as i was getting ready to go in the house look who went strolling through the dirt lot over to the neighbors house!
I think she ended up back home down the road, I heard a bunch of peafowl hollering about a half hour later. I kind of hope she drops in again in the future. i enjoyed her visit.
UPDATE!!! She is back this morning, chilling out in the horse barn, searching out grain the horses missed and basically just acting like she owns the place. I tossed some more feed out for her. Hehe.
*That was the first off colour joke I ever remember hearing. I won't share the punch line. THIS IS A FAMILY FRENDLY BLOG!!!