Bluebird Gap Farm

Friday, May 23, 2008

Yesterday we took a field trip to Bluebird Gap Farm. It was a gorgeous day and we had a great time. It was our first visit and the kids loved getting an up close look at the animals. We saw geese, ducks, a bobcat, deer, cows, horses, goats, chickens, turkeys and peacocks. The most interesting, I thought ,was the white peacock, which I had never seen before. It is often mistaken as an albino peacock but is actually a version of the Indian Blue Peacock. We wandered through the animal habitats, fed the deer and then had a picnic. Aiden chased a peacock and was scolded by an employee (his mother was also scolding him, but she was being ignored) because apparently they fight, like cock's, when agitated or threatened. They have a spur on the back of their legs, that will "scratch your eyes out." So we were told. The description was a little harsh, but Aiden needed to hear it because he was all over that peafowl like funk on feet.
Matt said...

I love this place! I took my kids there a couple months ago and again last week. If you haven't been to the Virginia Science Museum in Newport News you should check that out as well. I went there yesterday for their dino exhibit. You can see my blog about it at maggiebelle.com. :-)

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