A day out on Dartmoor, included a stop for a snack at this very special place.
I think we enjoyed the wildlife more than anything else - this bevy of peacocks
(you can just see one rather plain brown peahen in the last pic) being the
Such magnificent birds who cry loudly like babies, and who seemed to enjoy
fluttering on and off the cafe's roof.
Strutting their stuff, they were definitely fun to watch, and those colors,
those beautiful colors. The male's train feathers can grow up to six feet in length.
Isn't Nature marvelous!
Did you know that peacocks shed their beautiful train feathers naturally
after the mating season and then grow new ones?
Thankfully they can then be gathered and sold without any harm to the bird.
Birds such as these in the wild often live for up to 20 years.