I lost the best of the light in the time it took me to collect the camera but nonetheless I'm pleased with these. I think they show the ridiculousness of such a big bird in a tree well and I'm pleased I finally got to see my 5:30am wake up call.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
The alarm clock
Ever since I can remember (growing up in a part of England with a few old castles and stately homes helps) I've been familiar with the really rather obnoxious call of Pavio cristatus, the common peafowl. I wasn't really expecting to hear one here (although my field guide indicates escapes are fairly common in the WIndies) but for the past couple of months I've been hearing at least two and more likely three calling at certain times of the day. In other words my alarm clock has moved up in class a little from the feral roosters that populate the island. They obviously hang deep in the woods though as they managed to avoid my sight until this chap walked across the road in front of my car earlier this week.