Monday, June 27, 2016

They're back

Sorry... more turkey news. But there are some interesting photos, so I hope I'm not boring you. I'm not fond of the turkeys myself... but I do like taking pics, and if I can get some great or unusual shots, I'll do it... even if they're of turkeys. ;)

I hadn't seen the hen and chicks for nearly two weeks. I was hoping they'd found a better place to live permanently... like over at the neighbors' or something. However, Saturday evening I happened to see them along our driveway again.


It was roosting time, and one by one, they were heading up into the trees. They flew effortlessly. Here goes one of them, as one on the ground awaits its turn...


... higher and higher...


... till it made it up into the tree!


Mom flew up, too, but they were pretty wary of me and my camera...


... so she called them all back down again and off they went.


There were two hens out there. I don't know if they each had some chicks or if they all belonged to the one. I saw at least six chicks, but I may have missed a few. They hide so well in the long grass.


Unrelated, but... down at my feet there happened to be a baby robin who kept calling over and over to its mama.


Do you know how hard it is to get a photo of it at the exact instant it has its mouth open in that call?! I took over a hundred pics of that little birdie! (Thanks to the continuous shooting setting.)

Okay, enough turkeys! (In more ways than one. "Calling cards" left behind on the deck railing lead me to believe that the young'uns are getting drinks of water from the birdbath early in the mornings. Ugh.)

I do have some sewing photos to show you... even some of an adorable little project Courtney made for 4-H! I'll try to show them soon. However, I'm testing a new pattern this week, and it needs to be done as quickly as I can (and you know I'm not a fast sewer), so that has to take priority. And on that note, I'd best get busy!

7 comments:

Jessica Jones said...

I like the flying pictures!

Grandma G said...

Thanks!

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Wow! You really managed to get awesome shots of all those birds (even the ones you don't like!). It's a bummer they like your farm so much, but I still really enjoy seeing all those photos. :)

annie dee said...

Great photos. The little ones are kinda cute but then I don't have to clean up after them!!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Gen! At least the turkeys are good for photo practice. LOL

Thanks, Annie Dee. They're quickly outgrowing their cuteness. Ha!

Megumi said...

We don't have wild turkeys around or turkey as meat at shops, so this is very interesting. American culture is so connected with turkeys, so is your life!

Grandma G said...

I didn't know you don't have anything turkey in Japan, Megumi! I wish I could send you these! LOL