Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Proud as a Peacock


This peacock was getting a tad territorial,  seeing it’s own reflection in the paint work of the cars, he took them to be challengers to his male dominance.

Proud as a peacock

He was willing to take on all comers.

I'll take both of ya on

The owner of the car with the shiny alloy wheels, was not impressed about having his precious paint work chipped at by a pointy bird beak. He tried remonstrating with the bird, shooing it away and getting rather stroppy with it, much to the amusement of everyone else in the car park, it would have made a wonderful candid shot; but having made a dynamic risk assessment used my feminine intuition, to deduce that the guy was not going to take kindly to someone taking snapshots of him arguing with a peacock, after all it wasn’t just the peacock that was ‘strutting it’s stuff’ and showing off his fine plumage, I decided I’d best be discrete, in the end the peacock won and the guy drove off in a huff, wheels spinning, I think his feathers were a little ruffled. 

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “Proud as a Peacock

  1. That’s hilarious!!

  2. I guess he got the bird. 🙂

  3. That is a fine story,- I wish I had been there myself. It is impressing that you got this pictures, do you always have your camera with you?

  4. giiid, we were on a day out, the peacock was at a farm that was open to the public; I seem to have the camera with me more and more, but the fact it is a bit heavy and bulky stops me becoming to obsessive about it 🙂

  5. I love this post, my son is really scared of peacocks and has been since he was a baby. This one peacock jumped down in front of him and then gave it a full spread of its tail feathers………ever since he has been petrified.
    He only has to look at them and he goes mad! lol

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