Yesterday morning our neighbors peacock and 5 peahens showed up and hung around all day. They sat on the roof of the pen, the roof of the chicken house and ran around the field and the yard. I was mortified lest they would decide to jump into the pen when we went in to close our birds inside the pen at night! (Remember poor Morgan and the great horned owl!) Instead the guest peahen ran out the door to join her brother and sisters. The last we saw of them they were running down the fencerow to the woods going very, very far from their home across the street.
This morning at 6:00 am I heard an awful loud mmeeeaaww sound that peacocks make. I jumped out of bed and started looking. I couldn't see a peacock anywhere around the pen or in the field or yard. The calls kept getting louder and louder MEEEEEAWWWWW, MEEEAAAAAWWW. Finally I spotted our neighbor's peacock on the gable of the garage roof. He called loudly for about an hour and then disappeared. I hope they all went home--but who knows. I certainly have no ability to think like a peafowl, but I do worry about them. The picture below is of Cain, who is a quiet bird and glad to have Merlot to himself. No fighting through the walls of the pen today!