Should 'they' stay or should 'they' go? 'Noisy' peacocks divides Whitburn estate
A poster was put up on the Shearwater Estate in Whitburn offering the reward for the noisy peacocks' capture.
Many of the affluent estate's residents admit the peacocks can be noisy but say they like to see the colourful birds roaming about.
They are unhappy a reward of £150 per bird is being offered and say the noise only lasts for a few summer weeks.
Jim McDermott, who sees the birds regularly, said: "They're not noisy at all. Maybe when he was looking for a hen he would scream and shout to see if he could attract one but now he realises there's no hens around."
He said: "They're no bother. But, in my opinion, I feel they should be in a sanctuary of some sort, for their own good, not for somebody giving a... reward for catching them."
Originally there were three peacocks but the female disappeared and it is thought no-one knows what happened to her.
Source: BBC News