Meet Our Birds
Handsome Alistair is now our senior male. He puts on most of the displays and his preferred areas are the front of the theatre and the first floor walkway. He is a lovely, shy boy and is the most gentle of the flock when taking food from your hand. If too many people in the corridors are making a lot of noise, he gets a bit upset and lets out the "danger!" cry which generally sets off the others. He knew his place was lower in the hierarchy than Eddy so when Eddy was out feeding, Al made himself scarce. Alistair was a bit in love with Alex so he was pretty mopey after she died but Penny cheered him up!
Judith & Veronica
Miss Judith and Miss Veronica are new arrivals (2017) from Caversham Wildlife Park. They are quite shy and a bit antisocial, and have made numerous attempts to run away from home since arriving. On one occasion they made it all the way to Park Avenue. Perhaps they were looking for a higher class of abode?
Vern is still viewed as the baby of the flock, despite probably being older than Penny! He is around three years old and even though he is now of breeding age, he hasn't figured this out yet, so he still follows Penny around (like a baby) and occasionally he displays his tail but he's not sure why. Eddy used to get upset that this younger man was hanging around the women so he'd chase him around the building and Vern would end up on the roof. If Vern gets really upset, he leaves campus altogether and we receive phone calls from people to say that there is a peacock staring at them from the window sill, so off we traipse to bring him home. He complains a bit but he settles down after he has some food.