Melbourne horse racing identification and nightclub proprietor Aziz ‘Ozzie’ Kheir spent town’s stage 4 lockdown coaching peacocks as a brand new western suburbs attraction.
The person behind flamboyant bars Bond Melbourne and Baroq Home can be head of Resimax Group and half proprietor of Caulfield Cup champ Verry Elleegant, whereas his Cox Plate successful Sir Dragonet ran sixth within the Melbourne Cup.
However his newest flight of fancy is all about household enjoyable, having organized for a gaggle, or ostentation, of 4 peacocks to roam the suburb-sized Eynesbury property he’s constructing close to Melton.
He and spouse Linsey, in addition to kids Lenni, 8, Audrey, 5, Axel, 3, and Ace, 9 months, stopped by for a picnic to look at the birds earlier this month.
“My youngsters ask each few days to exit and see the peacocks,” Kheir stated.
“And it’s been implausible for all of the younger youngsters residing there.”
Native kids have simply accomplished a naming competitors for the intense birds, together with two albinos, which will probably be referred to as Echo, Duke, Marley and Scout.
Nested on the property’s historic homestead, they’re now often noticed in parks or roosting on chimney tops as Kheir closes in his purpose of recreating a previous date together with his spouse.
“My spouse took me to a spot known as Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania, and I used to be gobsmacked there have been peacocks roaming in every single place,” he stated.
“We bought some about eight months in the past and we’ve slowly been coaching them to allow them to roam and wander … and they’re completely loving it there.”
The birds now sometimes wander throughout the day and return to their nest round 5.30pm.
Unable to withstand his hospitality hyperlinks, Kheir has organized for homestead cafe Ms Peacock to ship meals and drinks by way of golf carts to picnickers as they watch the birds from the homestead’s garden.
Whereas most to this point have been from amongst Eynesbury’s 3000 residents, he’s hoping others will cease in for a go to.
“It’s how I’d wish to spend a few hours on the garden with my household,” Kheir stated.
These all for visiting the peacocks can e book a night picnic on the Ms Peacock web site from 5pm-8.30pm Wednesday and Friday, midday to eight.30pm on Friday or Saturday and between 12pm and 4pm on Sundays.
Former Raffles chef Gagan Bhatnagar serves up Italian favourites together with woodfire-oven cooked pizzas as a part of the expertise.
Resimax are additionally putting in a man-made seashore on the property for summer season.