The phones started ringing in my ‘hood “Peacocks are here!” Sure enough a few doors up the street two Peahens were up on a neighbors roof preening away, just scoping things out.
Peahens would be a new addition to the wildlife on my street. Arcadia has been
cursed blessed with them since the late 1800’s. Turns out those silly Victorians thought of those imported fowl as a status symbol because of their beautiful plumage. The birds are huge, twice the size of a wild turkey, and weren’t too keen on staying penned in someones yard. They escaped and started up housekeeping where ever they wanted. As a result Arcadia and the LA Arboretum have quite a few nesting pairs about.
Now I have 2 Peahens taking up residence, add in a Peacock and I got a party too!
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