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Thursday, June 23, 2011

First, my apologies for not blogging this week.  I am away teaching at Church camp and have seldom had internet service.  I promise to make it up next week, starting Monday.


This past Saturday morning we had a pretty hard storm about 4:00 AM.  I slept through it, but it must have been pretty hard.  About the time the sun came out, a bunch of male gobblers sauntered through the fog into our front yard at home.  It looked like they were drying off their feathers.
It almost looked like they were primping for the ladies, but it seems a bit late for that.  As you saw from last Friday's blog Wildlife From My Car, the momma turkeys have their broods already and probably don't really care about the gobblers for now.  
This gang of fellows were mostly interested in only themselves.
Their heads are blue, so I suppose if a fine looking hen came strutting by they wouldn't refuse her.
Looks like they are posing for grade school craft projects.
As this one strutted back into the fog, I could hear his gobbled, "Good-bye"
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10 comments:

Sandra said...

these are really interesting shots, i have never seen turkeys wild like this, only domestic ones.

Jane said...

Most people dismiss wild turkeys but they really are beautiful when you look at them up close. The colors, the feathers. They are lovely.

texwisgirl said...

such cute guys...

Graham said...

Sorry about the long delay. I have only just picked up on your comment on our 'Voyages of Ellida' blog. As you can tell by the entries, it became dormant. However we are on Ellida travelling again up the Great Barrier Reef. We remember your friends John and Mary on Algoma from Trinidad. Please pass on our best wishes.

Love your turkeys BTW :)

RedPat said...

I have never seen wild turkeys. Do they always hang out in groups/flocks?

Simone said...

How amazing that you managed to find them displaying their spectacular tails! So perfect!

EG Wow said...

I do think turkeys are really funny! Turkeys here pretty much stay in the forests this time of year raising their young but in a few weeks they'll be raiding farmers' fie;ds again eating whatever they can find. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

These guys should be really glad that turkey day is months away.

Prairie Cat said...

Very cool that you were able to capture their wondrous displays!

Jeanne Klaver said...

This is a great series of photos. The last one made me smile! :)