John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Speechless Sundays: Peacock in my Garden.

Speechless Sundays: Peacock in my Garden.

Cape Canaveral has a very substantial population of Peacocks and Peahens that mostly reside on the ocean side of SR A1A. Every now and then, a brave one crosses the roadway and ends up in my garden to pick up fallen seeds from my bird feeder.

Cape Canaveral Peacock

These birds are considered to be a nuisance by some home owners who say they ruin their gardens and do nothing but poop and squawk. Others see them as just a part of the local wildlife along with feral cats which they feed as well. I'm just happy they only show up about once a month and then leave. I don't need to be awakened at dawn by their incredibly loud screeching :-) Next time, maybe I'll get a shot of an open tail.

Cape Canaveral Peacock 

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Comment balloon 32 commentsJohn Mayer • July 29 2012 11:10AM

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Hello John,

Beautiful birds, but a neighbor has one and you are right - they do screech (loudly!)

 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 7 years ago

Wow...interesting.    We have these, too, but they are "imported" and then go wild.  

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 7 years ago

What a beautiful bird John.  I would love to see one of them in my front yard along with the baby deer and their mom that like to spend the night in the grass. 

Posted by Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 7 years ago

First off, let me tell you I like the look of your garden!  Secondly, that's the first peahen/peacock I've ever seen in anyone's garden.  I did see one on a rooftop once.  But most of these beautiful creatures I've seen have been in zoos.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

Hey John,

Maybe he's auditioning for the local NBC station. Outside of zoo's...no peacocks in MD that I'm aware of.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi John,

I was researching for a post I did last week on Peafowl and was surprised that they call the circles on their tails eyes. Very interesting birds. So many people complain about them being a nuisance and their screeching.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 7 years ago

John- You're lucky... I have one that comes around 2 or 3 times a day and pecks at my back door to let me know he's there.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

John, They are beautiful birds, they are really loud though!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 7 years ago

Very pretty bird, at least the males, but they are annoying loud too.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 7 years ago

Hi Lisa - This one didn't screech but I have heard them and they are definitely LOUD!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hi Li - Invasisive species seem to be everywhere these days.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hi Barbara - I didn't know you had them in Vero as well.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hi Paula - They are beautiful birds bit deer don't wake you up like a rooster in the morning :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Thanks Myrl - We have a lot of greenery in our garden and the peacock just added some color. They are in our local zoo as well.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hey Rich - You have enough colorful wildlife in MD already, starting with yourself :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Kristin - They are beautiful birds but the noise they make is incredible.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Tony - It's a local dilema to say the least. People have been arguing about what to do with them for years.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hi Than - They have the vocal chords of a rock star :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hi Kathy - Do you feed him?

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hi John, Very nice photos of the Peahen. I see the Peacocks at the Zoo all the time and know they must have a hen or two but I never see them. 

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 7 years ago

Hi William - This one only shows up every once in a while and we have them at the zoo as well.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

John,

Pretty visitor you had and great shot. Such great looking birds. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Thanks Steve - I just hope they don't take up permanent residence in my garden.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

John  The peacock and your photos have one thing in comon - they are lovely

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 7 years ago

I was all for the feed them and enjoy them til you talked about the squacking part!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

John,

Congratulations. This post is now featured on "Speechless Sundays." :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

John, I've seen these gorgeous peacocks in your neck of the woods. I was so surprised to see so many in one place before, a few months ago when I was there. Is it true that they can be very loud?

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) over 7 years ago

Thank you Karen - I'll visit your blog again soon.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Al and Peggy - These birds are REALY noisy but beautiful at the same time.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Thanks Steve - I appreciate the feature.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hi Sandy - They can wake the dead with their sqwaking, They look pretty but they can be pests at the same time.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

How interesting. It would be so unique to see them in my area, but in your hood, they are a ''nuisance'':)

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) about 1 year ago

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