Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday

Wild turkeys often cross our backyard; but we hadn't seen any in months. Sunday morning eight crossed the backyard. I thought it was funny they waited until AFTER Thanksgiving to show up again. :)
Last spring we saw two of these odd colored turkeys with the others. Why she is colored as such I have no idea unless she is a domestic runaway. She appears to be very evenly patterned so I don't know if leucism applies. Anyone have any ideas?
Trotting off  into the woods!


28 comments:

Kerri said...

Gobble Gobble! I'm surprised they didn't go into hiding since last week was Thanksgiving :)

i stora drag said...

Funny birds, but they must be very wise too, not showing up until after Thanksgiving! Nice photos too, Carletta!
Greetings Pia

Pam :) said...

I've not seen the lighter turkeys before. We only have the darker wild turkeys here in south Florida.
Nice shots, Carletta.

Karen said...

Neat shots, I guess they feel safe for now...but Christmas is coming!

George said...

Your part of the world must raise some smart turkeys, but I hope they don't get too cocky since another big feast is on the horizon. I'm glad they allowed you to get these great photos.

Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous turkeys... Guess they feel SAFE now that Thanksgiving is over. ha ha..

Don't know about the whitish one... maybe somebody spilled some bleach on her... NOT!!!! ha ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Very clever turkeys for hiding out! I do love the patterns on the pale one. I don't have wild turkeys in my neck of the woods, so this is a nice treat. (No pun intended- he he)xx

TexWisGirl said...

they sure are pretty! i don't get to see them around here!

Red said...

Saw a piece on Life on a Colorado farm yesterday about a turkey with similar markings. Check it out and see if this bird may be a domestic.

mick said...

Great photos and very interesting birds to cross your yard.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Smart birds waiting until after Thanksgiving. Great photos. I've never seen the odd colored ones.

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder if the whitish version is actually a hybrid - one wild and one domesticated parent.

eileeninmd said...

HA, they knew when it was safe to come into the open. Great shots, Carletta.

Pat said...

The ones that got away!

Rohrerbot said...

Extremely cool birds to have in your backyard. Very nice....plus I'd feel honored to have these visitors. Very nice!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show of some beautiful turkeys.
Wish you a good day :)

Stewart M said...

Cant help on the colour issue - but may be turkeys are not that "bird brained" at all if they turn up after Thanksgiving!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Neil said...

Nice looking turkeys.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful birds, I have never seen them before.

Rose said...

I was just thinking about her/them the other day....wondering if you saw the odd colored ones any more. If I lived where you live, I wouldn't get anything at all done because I would be watching for wildlife.

DeniseinVA said...

I love these wild turkeys and found the lighter colored one very interesting, almost like a semi albino.

bailey-road.com said...

Pretty smart birds, hiding out until after Thanksgiving.

NatureFootstep said...

a bird you have to admire. :)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hahaha! They're obviously coming out of hiding!!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: Love your turkey photos, they are beautiful birds. That is defiantly leucism in that one turkey. I have a few mallard ducks that have the same condition and see them every year. The gene must be passed along.

Larry said...

Super shots of the Wild Turkeys Carletta! I also think it is a leucistic bird. Leucism often shows as a distinct plumage pattern in birds.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're beautiful and smart enough to stay under cover until after the Holiday....gorgeous colors, a little different than our Western ones.