by Dave Preston
Visitors to Hardy Falls are treated to a natural area, one of the few waterfalls in the Okanagan, local flora and fauna and, these days, a bird that would be more at home 10,000 kilometres from Peachland.
A peafowl has taken up residence at Hardy Falls Regional Park, according to Tania Simpson.
She spoke to a man who lives near the park and he informed Simpson that the bird has been in the park for more than a month.
Peafowl is the term for two species of Asiatic birds. A peacock is a male, while a female is a peahen.
“I’m guessing this is someone’s pet as peafowl are not native to North America,” said Simpson.
“I did some research and found that they like to live along creeks and will eat anything from insects to vegetation,” said Simpson. “It has found a perfect spot.”
Simpson wonders, however, what will happen to the bird when winter comes.
She took a photo of the bird, hoping it will be recognized by its owner.
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