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Nose-blowing noise attracts nosy peacocks

on March 30, 2013

Lately the peacocks have begun congregating outside my office and staring curiously at me through the flyscreen door. They’ve never done this before. They used to come to the back veranda door in the hope of bread but I stopped doing that ages ago when their poop began to replace the pavement.

Today I realized that their staring-at-me-through-the flyscreen-door-behaviour was due to my hayfever and the noise I make when I blow my nose. It almost exactly resembles their loud hoot-honking noise. They must think I’m calling them! Of course Gutsy9 is the first one to come running.

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28 responses to “Nose-blowing noise attracts nosy peacocks

  1. victoriaaphotography says:

    It’s amazing how much Gutsy has grown. It seems only yesterday he was all grey and fluffy.

  2. bulldog says:

    Of course Gutsy9 would be.. he/she is concerned “what is Mom up to?” the others are also concerned and probably hoping you will feed a bit of bread when you stop calling them…

  3. What a hoot! 🙂 Very funny. Is that Gutsy now? Wow, he is so beautiful!

  4. Tammy says:

    This is great! Mine come to the backdoor frequently, front door, side door…they’re always so curious!
    I can mimic their call and sometimes have called them in – it’s a unique sound and takes everything that a good nose blow can muster to get that high-pitched nasal overtone! I try not to do it in company as it draws stares!

  5. Wow. He has grown so big! Very beautiful. Stupid hayfever!

  6. Rhonda says:

    we call that honking like a goose. do peacocks like geese? it’s good that your honker works though, never know when it’ll come in handy. 😉

  7. Haha thanks for my Saturday morning smile!

  8. Great photograph of your baby. 🙂

  9. Look at Gutsy-9 how handsome he/she is!! The baby is growing up. You must be so proud. That is so funny that your nose blowing attracts them. I’ll remember that when I’m walking around in peacock country, hee. hee.

  10. janechese says:

    Now you are cracking me up! That’s Gutsy? Wow what a change! So glad she escaped the brick!

  11. Lisa Rest says:

    I concur Gutsy looks wonderful, great photo! As for the reaction to sneezing, I don’t know how long it took my indoor birds to get used to my albeit occasional sneezes. I used to leave the room to avoid scaring them. They accept it as part of Typical Strange Human Behavior now.

  12. I’m surprised they haven’t made it to my door–I’m sneezing so loud and so often!

  13. terry1954 says:

    Oh Julie, that is just so funny!!! You have drawn attention to yourself through sneezing and blowing your nose or should I say honker??? hehe

  14. tootlepedal says:

    Top photo of top bird. Worth a sneeze or two for us but probably not for you.

  15. tersiaburger says:

    Hope the sinus and hayfever gets better soon!!

  16. bluebee says:

    Gutsy’s grown into a beautiful bird 🙂

  17. Damn Gutsy9 is turning into such a good looking peacock………….

  18. Soooooooo, your nose blowing is and attractive sound to them???? I’m sure there’s a joke in there. 😉

  19. Dimples cracked up at your story, and we both love the picture!

  20. sbcallahan says:

    as other’s have said this is so funny! and your baby that you worried so over is fine too!!

  21. niasunset says:

    so lovely looking you captured dear Julie, I loved it so much… Thanks and Love, nia

  22. Monica says:

    Oh, my gosh, this is too wonderful! Another world of peacock sound, peacock poop, peacock faces and feathers.

  23. Too funny! G9 is growing fast! He/she (?) is a beauty for sure.

  24. Judith Post says:

    Wow! What talents–to blow and call at the same time. Excellent!

  25. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Clearly the peacocks are marching to the sound of a different trumpeter. And you are clearly playing a tune they like. Gee this is a special talent, one I am pretty sure you didn’t think you had. So many skills, so few ways to display them. Take care, have a great day music lady. — Bill

  26. You make me smile. I can just envision a pod (covey, herd, flock?) of peacocks crowded around my window looking at me. Of course Gusty9 is the first one! He’s gotten big and healthy and he knows it’s because of you, and when you call (honk) he’ll come. Maybe I will try nose blowing to call my dogs, because they certainly do not obey “Come”! lol

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