by Judith Pollman
(Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada)
Peafowl with Peacock displaying his tail
One of our readers from Amherstburg sent us this report of her bird sighting - Every day on my way to work I am seeing 5-7 wild Peacocks grazing on the side of the road - can this be true? I didn't really believe it but I stopped yesterday and it was true - Peacocks! © Juanita Shore Pictures on this page are courtesy of Dreamstime.com
Wow, if they are Peafowl, they must be birds that have escaped from captivity because they are not native to North America - they are from the Indian sub-continent, and must have been in someone's private animal collection.
Could it be possible that these birds are wild Turkeys which are becoming increasingly common in Southern Ontario? There is a photo below.
Have any other readers seen Peacocks near Amherstburg? Let us know if you see them - we'd love to hear about it!
Thank you Judith, for sending this report!