We have recently had different representations at Parish Council meetings, some residents would like to see an end to the peacocks and others would prefer to keep them. The peacocks in the village are wild, they do not belong to the council or to any resident and as a result removal from the village requires permission and has to be done by licensed experts. It has been reported that there is only one female and this is the third year that she has not produced any eggs, it therefore looks as though the peacock population in the village, left to nature, will die out. There are six males in the village, all of whom are still interested in becoming a dad, that is why they “call out” during the mating season (March to July) to attract a female. Four are between 6 & 10 years old and two are between 3 & 4, typically they live to 12.
This saddened me a little so I read on in a little and found this (the next month):
Comments have been received from 33 residents who welcome the presence of the birds and wish them to be retained. Some request a breeding peahen.
RESOLVED– to advise residents in the December newsletter of the overwhelming support from parishioners
– if a peahen is obtained by residents then it was stressed the parish council would not be responsible