The lovely pair just strutted out of the woods and onto the property and decided to stay.
They were not anyone's peacocks...no neighbor nearby had lost them. The police had not a clue as to who they belonged to.
Occasionally the female would give out a "hoot, hoot" and the male then knew to follow.
Ben's photo of the male peacock on the peak of the farmhouse just before sundown made the local and state newspapers. Ben has been the farm's studio photographer for many years. Most all of the wildlife photography is credited to Ben's skill with a camera...me I like my subjects to be sedentary flowers and art.
Guaranteed to hold still.
At the break of dawn (too early even for me) the male "deroofed" in 3 swooshing loud thumps and we knew the happy couple were reunited with the hooting and calling.....dancing and fluffing feathers.....on a down home Maine farm.