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Lost peacock spotted around Loscoe

What a show-off....the bird was spotted at 0630 on Thursday

Over the past few days BBC Radio Derby has been receiving calls reporting a lone peacock spotted roaming the streets of Loscoe.

Now one resident has caught the beautiful bird on camera.

Joy Wibbley was woken bright and early on Thursday morning by the bird's distinctive and very loud call.

She took these pictures as the bird, replete with spectacular plume, strolled up and down the gardens on Ford Avenue.


Joy said the bird, which is thought to have been missing for three days, stayed on her road for more than three hours and was clearly distressed.

And while the area often attracts a variety of attractive birds, Joy and her husband had never seen anything like this.

She told BBC Radio Derby's Sally Swinfen: "People have popped round to see it, some have put nuts down and he even had a drink from a bird bath at one point.

"We rang the RSPCA but they said not to worry because he would probably just fly away."

Richard Fisher snapped the bird on Stoddard Drive in Heanor

Following our interview with Mrs Wibbley, Richard Fisher from Heanor got in touch to see he'd seen the bird sitting on a neighbour's pergola on Stoddard Drive for 90 minutes on Monday.

He said: "It seemed pretty happy 'sunning itself' then walked around the pergola to retrieve some bagel on the other side!

"It then flew a short distance onto a neighbour's flat roof - towards the direction of Loscoe.

"I have no idea if it's someone's pet or where it may have come from but can confirm that its legs have not been ringed."

Have you spotted the peacock near you? If so give the BBC Radio Derby newsroom a call on 01332 616161 and if you've got any photos, send them to derby@bbc.co.uk

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