Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wild Turkey

A couple of weeks ago on the morning Hubs and I were leaving to visit our daughter this turkey hen was outside the sunroom window a little drenched from the rain.

She had found the bird feeder and was eating the seed on the ground. If you notice the bird feeder is awfully low and she learned quickly that if she plucked her beak on that little shelf the corn would fall to the ground. Notice how much is under her feet. I need to find a taller pole sooner than later.

This past week old Tom Turkey paid a visit to the field between me and my neighbor.

Usually the male follows the hens but on this day they seemed to be following him.

He looks a little dejected here as he trots off ahead of them.
 
But wait, he decides he's not giving up just yet!!
 

25 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

What wonderful shots of the turkeys. I enjoyed that post a lot.

DeniseinVA said...

Clever turkey! I haven't ever seen one this close in the wild. It's lovely to see the detail in your first photo so up close. Great shots!

TexWisGirl said...

they're just marvelous! i wish i could see some here! :)

Red said...

Having monster birds like the turkeys in your yard would catch your attention. We don't have them here.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I have been seeing wild turkeys around my area. I am happy, because it has been awhile. Great captures!

Karen said...

Wild turkeys are so fun to watch. Great shots!

Linda said...

Great captures, dear Carletta! This is something I just don't get to see in Montreal, so thank you so much for sharing.

Rose said...

Wow, would love to live where turkeys would visit me! Great captures!

Andrew Fulton said...

A lovely post... we don't have them in the wild over here.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

I love the first shot!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

All the images are super Carletta, but that first one, the close-up just stole the show.

Chris Rohrer said...

What a turkey!;)

genie said...

We have lots of them on the property, but I have never seen one up close and personal like these. That last shot is a classic....I think he means business.

Karen said...

He does look sad, I enjoyed reading this post and your lovely photos. Have a nice week.

Carole M. said...

...a delight to see

Margaret Adamson said...

great series of shots.

Ida said...

Oh my she does look a bit peeved about the rain in that first shot. How fun to have turkeys visit. Loved being able to see Tom strut his stuff.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yep they'll eat you out of house and home if you don't raise that feeder! But it might almost be worth it -- great pictures .... love the last one ... "come back, look how handsome I am!"

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Nice shots- he's such a womanizer!

Lois said...

Fabulous shots! My cousin who lives in western Pennsylvania has a turkey visiting her bird feeder too.

Marie said...

Great shots! We also had turkey visitors on our trip and I will post that soon.

EG CameraGirl said...

This post made me smile, Carletta!

kelley jensen said...

I really enjoy your posts about the turkeys in your area. what a treat!

Weekend-Windup said...

Looks great!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a fun show you get in your yard - and fantastic photos to remember it by!