Guard Bird, Peacock

Guard Bird, Peacock

This may not be the type of wildlife you might expect, but they have a place in plantation history. The Peacock, on guard duty.

Guard Bird, Peacock
Guard Bird, Peacock

They were first a status symbol on plantations.

Guard Bird, Peacock
Guard Bird, Peacock

They also call, very loudly, when they are disturbed. They were, and are, a fixture on plantations.

Both of these birds run wild at a plantation now. In the evening when we walk through the back, heading to cars, they sit and watch us leave. Usually the same place.

Guard Bird, Peacock
Guard Bird, Peacock

They eat by the barn here, spend the night up in the trees. During the day they strut by the tourist picnic tables looking for a handout, or a child to peck.

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