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.