During midsummer I made a visit to the Eastern Shore Chicken sanctuary (www.bravebirds.org), where the chickies were perfectly obliging in striking poses!
The lovely redhead in this first photo, Fanny, is the Sanctuary's self-appointed greeter.
Fanny takes charge of the finances!
Lovely Fanny's portrait.
Fluffy Fanny's fluffy fanny.
Nodding the visitor through the gate.
Hmm. Guarding the bicycle?
Little Sparrow was a moving target, but worth the effort!
What a sweetie - he was so careful not to peck her.
Does she know she didn't quite come down over the egg?
Red Rooster - helping out! What would I have done without him?
Okay - which is Cricket and which is Uno?
What a stalwart sentry!
Hmm, what's that?
Moving in ...
Time for a strut out in the yard.
Fluffy little chickie! He must have some cochin in him.
Posing in his little feather pants.
This tall blond is rather handsome.
Nothing like a good flap.
Followed by a good fluff.
That was worth a strawberry!
And now he's properly dressed for a date with his girlfriends!
A bit of prancing in the woods.
The Bookend Gals!
Chickies chickies chickies, lurking in the bushies.
Then a snooze ...
This big gray bird was very excited about a photographer in the coop - in my other photo he's asleep!
Still snoozing ...
And then a post-nap preen.
And now we're all well rested for a stroll.
Chicken in a dish! (Out of focus, I know, but too funny to discard!)
Hmmm. A conference in the weeds?
The bushes are full of ladies!
Now for another wander in the woods.
Nice pose, Pietro! (is anyone looking?)
Here he is, at the ready if needed!
Mustn't forget the flanks when sunbathing. (has she wrapped her rollers too tight?)
And now, the Amazing Skulking Duck!
This big guy kept following me around. It was awfully hard for me to watch, by the time he'd gone the ten feet from where I was he was panting and had to flop down for a rest! I gave him his own portion of strawberry each time, poor guy. This is the only good shot I got of him, which doesn't really show his bare patches.
The Gentlemen arrive.
And pause to pose!
Back in the woods again.
A welcome for the new girl!
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