I need light and colour in my life and as today has been dull, cold and gloomy I have decided to do a post about some beautiful visitors who dropped by to see us earlier in the year.
The iridescent beauty of this blue chap was quite something.
The white one was a little grumpy when faced with a camera!
They walked up the road to us when they made their escape from Claythorpe Watermill, which is just a few hundred yards along the road.
They turned up in the wildlife section of our garden, so we let them enjoy themselves, in safety, while we rang the watermill to let them know that their peacocks had come to visit us again and needed to be collected.
I was a bit slow off the mark with my camera, luckily my brother, Ian - theowlwood.blogspot.com had his handy.
The final one I would like to share with you is a lovely photograph of them being shepherded home...
Their keeper arrived on his motorbike and gently 'drove' them back to the watermill. They seemed resigned to the fact that they had to go back - I swear one of them muttered "It's a fair cop, Guv" as they were rounded up.
I have no doubt they will return, they seem to like it here.
Regular readers may recall we have had a couple of visits from the wallaby who lives at the watermill.