Reading the thread about the saga of Melanie's unwelcome peacock struck me that I've been reading a lot about stray birds lately. I got a kick out of the articles in the NY Times Dining sections (4/4 and 3/30)about William Grimes's adopted chicken, and its subsequent disappearance, and a recent New Yorker article on the wild parrots that live in Flatbush, Brooklyn by Adam Gopnick (I think). The NYT articles are accessible online, but I'm not sure about the New Yorker article. All worthwhile reading. Cheers.