Maddington St accused of fowl play


The Maddo Flock pecks about for birdseed.
The Maddo Flock pecks about for birdseed.

A MADDINGTON street has been accused of fowl play, but fear not, there is nothing to worry about.

For the past few years, Attfield Street has had a few extra residents in the form of a flock of wild guinea fowl.

While in other cases people may have had an issue with their neighbours, the people of Attfield Street have happily adopted the family.

Nicknamed the ‘Maddo Flock’, the birds begin their day asleep in a big tree at the end of the street, before making their way around the street.

Their neighbours have taken to leaving water and birdseed on their front lawns for the birds to feast upon throughout the day, to which the birds happily help themselves.

Resident Rhona Bolger said the birds were a welcome part of life on Attfield Street.

“It’s pretty great having them around, it’s hilarious to see them running in a line down the footpath. We do love our Maddo Flock,” she said.

While the group’s numbers have dwindled from the original 10 to four, the birds continue to return and are always welcome on the front yards of Attfield Street.

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