There are two INDIA BLUE PEAFOWL roosting in my oak tree!
Current Status - I’m so excited! Two beautiful India Blue peafowl have showed up in our Little Los Angeles canyon, and though I’d not been lucky enough to see them, I’ve heard them calling each other over the past few days - it’s a cross between a goose honk and a raven caw. This afternoon they moved into an oak tree in the side yard. They are currently roosting about 30 feet away from our 2nd story bedroom window. Of course my partner took the long lens I need to photograph them to San Diego this weekend so I haven’t been able to get a good shot - maybe tomorrow. I’m actually not sure yet if they are peahens or juvenile peacocks, as they have the brilliant blue neck feathers but no coverts or train over their tail. They look like the two above (from what I could tell) except for the long tail ad darker wings. I hope they stick around awhile even though they are noisy buggers.
Have I mentioned that peafowl are among my very favorite birds?
UPDATE: They are still here!!! I’ve put out food and water on the roof and hope they’ll come and take it. I’m a little worried about the coyotes if they forage on the ground. My 5 pound cat keeps puffing up and growling at them, it’s pretty funny.
About India Peafowl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Peafowl
India Blue Peacock
Spaulding Bronze Morph of India Blue
White Leucistic India Peacock