Wednesday, January 30, 2008

You Big Turkey

While I was working on something for my writing class yesterday, I glanced out of the office window and noticed dozens of wild turkeys in the pasture behind our house. There were at least 100 back there, and the small photo (right) gives you a better idea of how spread out they were.

We have lived in this house for 12 years, and in that time, I have seen one other wild turkey in the back. There are flocks in our area, and I have seen two or three together in other fields a few miles away. They left about 20 minutes after I first saw them, and then returned a few hours later. I didn't see them arrive or depart either time, nor did I hear them make any noise. And, while I have no idea whether this makes any difference, it was storming both times that they were in the back. When the rain let up, they were gone.


quintarantino said...

Never saw wild turkeys, the only ones I know are those who land roasted in my plate!

Muito bem. E sua escrita, como vai?

Lady Di Tn said...

Godd afternoon fellow Nashvillian. If you wish to see them all the time you can do as Prince does and feed them shelled corn. Fairview is a good place to get 50 lb bags and the price is worth the admission to daily visits from turkeys and deer.

Alexander said...

How interesting. I've never seen wild turkeys. Great capture!

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Me said...

First... OMG what a WONDERFUL backyard you have there!

Second... Turkeys, how freaking COOL!

Third... Thanks for all the great photos you share with us!

Rambling Round said...

Chris, this is absolutely awesome! It isn't easy to get a photo of one wild turkey much less a whole huge flock! Great photo.

Lawstude said...

amazing. flock of birds are always a great photo subject. and turkeys? wow. never seen so many turkeys before.

Jim said...

very neat, I would have just stared at them the entire time.

Ming the Merciless said...

You should put a sign outside saying "Thanksgiving is celebrated here every day!"