It was a cold rainy afternoon on Saturday. Hubby and I had been sitting watching TV when he went to get something out of the kitchen. On his return he looked out the sunroom window and saw a rafter of turkeys. Of course I headed for my camera. We usually see them during breeding time and up into fall but it had been a few months since any had crossed our wooded backyard.The one lone turkey above found its way outside my window where he snacked on the fallen birdseed from the feeder.Monday afternoon they returned. I was pretty excited because the day was sunny and it made for a better opportunity to try to capture them as I was again shooting through the window. In this photo you can count seventeen and another eight at least were to the right that I couldn't get in the photo. I have never seen this many at one time in the four and a half years we have lived here. Did you notice the one odd one to the left by the bush?Here is a better closeup. I've never seen one this color in the wild. She looks more like a domestic turkey. There were two colored as such and both were here Saturday and Monday. My afternoons will now be spent watching and waiting to see if they return.
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Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.