He’s Back . . . the noble peacock

I’ve mentioned him before, our wandering peacock who roams around our place and surrounding properties seemingly as he pleases. One day last year I was sitting at my writing desk when he strolled by the window, a lovely sight, even if a little unexpected. He has even been known to perch up on our roof and to roost high in a gum tree above our bedroom window.

We are used to having native animals around where we live – we watch kangaroos grazing in the state park not far from us, have regular visits from kookaburras, cockatoos (both black and white), have a resident echidna and a sugar glider, we only found recently.

I have also learned that the peacock has a name, Phineas, quite appropriate I think. So now the weather is warming up (he’s very quiet in winter) we are woken each morning by his cry, somewhere from the valley and last week he made his first visit for the spring.



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  1. Bernadette Kelly Phineas sounds delightful. Lately there's been a couple of kookaburras perched on my fenceposts at around six every evening. I love having the wildlife so close to home!
    November 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm · Reply
    • corinne And once there were kookaburras in my kitchen - about 8 of them. They all got and and were not traumatised at all (I was).
      November 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm · Reply
  2. Gabrielle Wang Seeing Phineas reminds me of Dromkeen. I often have a bird in my kitchen as you know.
    November 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm · Reply
    • corinne Yes, I think of the ones at Dromkeen often and wonder what they are doing now. Miss that place already.
      November 23, 2012 at 7:52 am · Reply
  3. Chris Bell Welcome back, Phineas. What a wondrous sight he must be up close. But, I know, much as you love him, preferably not in your kitchen! x C. PS: Gabi, I loved to see and hear the gorgeous ones call at Dromkeen.
    November 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm · Reply
    • corinne Definitely couldn't cope with him inside, Chris. I'm sure he wouldn't like it either.
      November 23, 2012 at 7:51 am · Reply

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