This beautiful male peacock is one of the many peacocks at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, CA. I grew up a block away from the back entrance to the arboretum and, growing up, we had many peacocks in our neighborhood. I used to feed them in my parents' driveway. They lived in the area and would sleep in trees and on roofs at night. Sometimes their cries would be frightening, but I miss that sound now. Many ranches down here in the desert do have peacocks. They are excellent "guard dogs" and alert when a trespasser enters property!The males are very colorful and show their beautiful feathers to potential mates. Color Carnival for February 13, 2011.