Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Urban Peacock - Good or Foul?


Many areas of PV and San Pedro are home to protected peafowl. They are gorgeous birds but very messy and noisy, so they are not very favored by the other biped residents.

24 comments:

Jacob said...

These are beautiful birds, for sure. We have a number of them in Florida in various entertainment venues. But you are right - they are messy and noisy!

Nice photos, but I especially like the second one where it appears the bird has lost its head.

B Squared said...

Beautiful to look at. Hard on the ears, though.

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with you Tash, it is really gorgeous!
Fabulous pictures!
Léia

altadenahiker said...

Just like a man, huh?

They're good -- all good. We have a few that wander Altadena. I love their call, it's so mournful YALLLLUP

Lois said...

Those are great pictures. We have some here too, but mostly in wooded areas. They are loud! I love looking at them though. They are beautiful birds.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

it is hard not to always be fascinated by the lovely peacock. a gorgeous bird that fortunately society did not cause to become extinct

Powell River Books said...

They do have a piercing cry. I haven't see or heard one in years. Must be they like the warm sunny weather much better than our cold, rainy fare. - Margy

Antjas said...

I guess we were both bird brains today. We had peacocks in Arcadia. As noisy as they are, they are prettier than the wild turkeys roaming these parts.

Maya said...

Gorgeous! I've never managed to get a peacock to pose for me like that. Good going!

m_m said...

Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Steffe said...

Amazing birds.

Above the City said...

We got one over on our hill too. We, well most of us, all love her. It is actually a peahen so no beautiful colors but still amazing creatures. Cool pics!

Marie-Noyale said...

Were they showing off i front of a female peafowl or a car!!!

marley said...

Stunning feathers. You can see why they show them off!

pasadenaadjacent said...

Good. What would Art Nouveau be without them

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful for a minute, no more. Great photos, the second one is very funny.

Hyde DP said...

known and hated for their noise despite their beauty

Babooshka said...

I ofetn find beautiful things can be so noisy! Stunnuers though.

Bibi said...

Beautiful birds, but they do yelp. I believe they were used in Turkey, if not elsewhere, as guard 'birds' because they kicked up such a ruckus.

Abe Lincoln said...

The farmers around where I grew up had Guinea Hens and Peacocks for watch dogs. And they were both very noisy when anybody came up the driveway to the barnyards.

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Our Flower Pot

Miranda McAfee said...

I never realized they were so loud... very pretty though.

Babzy said...

Beautiful bird , i'd like to see them in town!

glduro_marieloupe said...

The bird of the second photo must be confused. It sees its proper image in the car and imagines that it is another one… I always agreed to the phrase “brain of bird”…

But I never imagined that these so great birds could coexist in urban areas!

But those are beautiful birds. Good shot to!

Abby Lanes said...

It's such a sad, man made problem. I feel sorry for them, but I think they're gorgeous.
~Abby