Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Turkey trot

While I was out discovering the "spittle" (see previous post), these guys didn't even seem to notice me standing still, and they practically came right up to me. They were looking rather impressive, and with the camera in my hand, I just couldn't not take pics of them.

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And here they are in action.

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I was hoping they'd gobble for you, but they didn't while I had the camera running, naturally. I think it's interesting how they drag their wings on the ground in their little "dance". That one hen is pretty lucky(?) to have 3 boyfriends.

2 comments:

Grace said...

HUM, One to three? That call of Luck--- is all in the eye of the beholder.

But they really are pretty to look at. However do you keep them from destroying your flowers and garden? Nice photo shoot.

Grandma G said...

About the only trouble I've had with them (other than the rather big piles they leave on the lawn... and gobbling outside the window first thing in the a.m.) is that they'll pick at the ripening tomatoes. But these turkeys have really decreased in numbers in the last few years, and they're not much bother anymore. In fact, I rarely see them.