Just what does this peacock think he’s doing?
Colourful bird takes up residence in car park on the Isle Of Dogs
A peacock has taken up residence in an Isle Of Dogs courtyard What? A peacock has taken up residence... Yes, I heard you, I’m just confused. Not as confused as residents Why? Where is this bird? It showed up one day in the courtyard of Luralda Wharf in Saunders Ness Road Where has it come from? Well, that’s the mystery. Mudchute Farm And Park doesn’t have peacocks as far as we know and so it could have escaped from a private owner Could it belong to the Queen? Seriously? That’s swans Well, it is the school holidays. Maybe it fancied some sightseeing on the Thames, cruising past the Tower Of London where the royal birds hang out. Maybe. Although it is just hanging around by a block of flats. It’s not exactly the adventurous kind What’s it been doing? Mostly just chilling. Occasionally getting itself in a flap when the neighbours turn off Netflix Surely it’s just lost. You’re a sharp one. Pecked your way right through that mystery didn’t you? Or injured? No, the residents called the RSPCA who checked it over and gave it a clean bill of health Oh. The puns have started. Why didn’t they take it? It’s not injured – they don’t disturb the natural order of things Maybe it’s a wild peacock and is just resting then? For four days so far. Maybe you’re right. It’s probably tiring flying with all those feathers. Wait. What? Peacocks can fly? Yes, males have been known to travel some distance looking for a mate during breeding season So it’s cruising the Island looking for a lady? We’ve all done it Wouldn’t Canary Wharf be more its scene? It even sounds like a bird Too much competition – have you seen the way the men strut of a lunchtime? Getting back to the matter in hand, what do I do if I’ve lost peacock and recognise this one as mine? You email firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll pass on your details to the spotters... Pretty fly.
Do you know this bird? He’s spent days lost on the Isle Of Dogs and his neighbours are keen to help out