LOST a peacock – or rather a peahen?

If you have then one has set up home in a residential Poole street.

Over the past three weeks neighbours in Farwell Road, Alderney, whose homes back on to Canford Heath, have got used to the sight of a peahen strutting about their gardens.

She goes from the fence to the garden to the roof,” said a resident of the road, who did not want to be named.

“She’s a pretty bird – she’s got a beautiful plume on her head.”

The neighbours are not feeding the bird, so as not to encourage it, and she has contacted the RSPCA, RSPB, Wildlife Trust and nearby Upton House, which used to have peacocks, to no avail.

“It must belong to someone,” she said.