|Peacock on the Veranda|
In our village, there is more than one party of peacocks. Just some trivia... It appears that a flock of peacocks with peahens is called a party, a group of peacocks with no peahens is called ostentation, a group of peafowl of whatever age and sex is called a bevy -- I learn more everyday :)
Most villagers make sure that they throw a handful of grains on their roof for the peafowl to feed on. We do the same. Every morning, I make sure that I scatter grains of wheat on our veranda for the peafowl and pigeons while I leave small pieces of roti (flatbread) or white bread for the crows and mynahs. I also keep a large bowl of water filled to the brim.
Today, there was a peacock who needed a drink of water (the summer becoming way too hot to handle) and I decided to take some pictures while he was just relaxing.
Although I have always wanted to take a picture of a peacock with his tail on display, I have not had the chance because they are pretty shy creatures. They try to stay away from humans as much as they can -- which is a good thing because there are some people who would want to harm them.