Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park boasts a muster (or flock) of nearly 30 Indian peafowl. Their raucous calls echo from all areas of the Park, and their colorful displays are unforgettable. The blue peacock males spread their plumage in order to attract a mate and to warn off other males and the show is stunning – but it pales in comparison to the display of the white peacocks, which look like huge snowflakes!
Spring kicks off the peafowl mating season, and if you look closely, you are likely to spot a chick or two being taught how to forage by a doting mother peahen. Towards the end of the day, you might spy a peacock in a tree preparing to roost for the night. Stop in for some prime birdwatching – no binoculars needed!
In 1956, John J. Graham created an abstraction of an eleven-feathered peacock logo for American broadcaster NBC. This brightly hued peacock was adopted due to the increase in colour programming. NBC’s first colour broadcasts showed only a still frame of the colourful peacock. The emblem made its first on-air appearance on May 22, 1956. NBC later adopted the slogan “We’re proud as a peacock!” The current version of the logo debuted in 1986 and has six feathers (yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, and green).