Esca-peas spotted in gardens

By Ross Findon

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

 

Esca-peas spotted in gardens

The three escaped Robin Hill peahens spotted in the garden of one Isle of Wight County Press reader.

A TRIO of peahens has been causing a stir in one Isle of Wight village, after escaping from Robin Hill Country Park.

The park rescued the birds earlier this year and has been working to settle them with their existing muster of peacocks.

But the three latest arrivals are still getting used to their new surroundings and have flown the coop on occasion, heading to Wootton, where they have become a familiar sight in gardens.

A team from Robin Hill has been regularly dispatched to collect the birds and bring them back to the attraction.

"What has been nice for us has been the way the community has been very sympathetic to our efforts to settle them in at the park and they have been contacting us to let us know when they spot them in the garden," said a spokeswoman.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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