Both of our boys have always loved open spaces, we are lucky enough that in the summer we can open up our French Doors and let the outside in the garden and the boys have free run of the front room and the garden most days of the summer.
In the autumn and winter however this is a lot more difficult if not impossible to do so we spend a lot of time in the towns parks and along the seafront so the boys can enjoy the outside air and have sometime to run around and wear themselves out.
One local park to us has always had for as long as I can remember and probably a lot longer then that a solitary Peacock in it. My Dad once told me that there was a whole flock of Peacocks in the park but one by one they died and weren’t replaced by the local council. Well a few years ago this last Peacock died and to be honest I didn’t give it much more thought other then that’s sad.
On Monday I took the boys to said park and as we walked towards the playground we came across, much to my surprise, not one but a family of Peacocks (four in total).
The boys loved watching them move around their enclosure and having them come up to them so they could see them closely. Unfortunately they didn’t open their tail feathers to show the awesome display that is a full Peacock but the boys loved it never the less.
We will be definitely be going back soon.