We have always had peacocks around here. The neighbors south of us had a pair in a cage right by the road. When they moved, I think they let the peacocks loose. There have been peacock sightings ever since. Some as far north as Bridge Street, where the Terwilligers reported them, and now in Elberta – in my mother in laws backyard. I was told that there are some people in the area who are breeding them and that’s where this bird may be living. Where I come from, I only ever saw peacocks in Palace gardens. It’s pretty exciting that they also live among us regular folks 🙂
I was told that I could buy peacock pairs for under $ 70.00. That made me want to get a pair but they are much noisier than chickens. So, I am back to thinking that I want chickens. I am so confused.
Dorothy says that the peacock comes to have breakfast every morning around 9:30. He makes her mad because he eats her bird seeds. I keep forgetting to go and see him for myself but tonight around 8:30 JR, Dorothy’s neighbor, called me to let me know that he’s having dinner at Dorothy’s. Not JR having dinner, the peacock…
Immediately I got in my car and drove over there to see for myself. When I arrived, the bird was sitting on the bird feeder but as soon as he saw me, he was off and running. For a little while I chased the bird around the barn, he was difficult to catch. Finally I just waited and this is what I got on camera <—-(click on that ) he ran back home when the neighborhood dog started to bark at him.
Yes, I know it is a bad picture he’s so fast and all over the place. Much like a road runner, meep-meep or a painting by Van Gogh, heh!
This afternoon I saw that my favorite rose had started to bloom:
Oh the smell, hmmmmm