Last night we were coming home from running an errand and happened to look over in a field we were passing and it had dozens of wild turkeys. We pulled over to the side of the road and, using my phone, took a picture.
We see a few around our house every now and then but never this many. It was such a treat to see that many together.
Speaking of wildlife, the little birds were gone yesterday. I had been watching them and was hoping they would fly away on July 4 — Independence Day for us and for them, but Friday afternoon, they were still there and Saturday morning, they were gone.
There were 7 or 8 of them .. however many of them were in there, it had to be very crowded and very hot! They were fun to watch but I’m glad they’re gone. My chickens haven’t had any extra calcium since mama bird built her nest!
And, speaking of birds, I kinda left you hanging with the post about the escaping bantams the other night. I did catch the little black baby chicken and put her back in the nest. As expected, yesterday not a single one of them would come out of the coop. The reason — Vince put that little ramp in there. There was just a rock that the chickens were using for a step but the baby was too little to get into the coop with just that rock. So far, they have not left the coop yet today but sooner or later, hey have to be brave and walk that plank! Crazy chickens!
Wow! That’s a lotta’ turkeys!! They are really rather pretty when you see them up close. Their feathers have nice, glowing colors. That’s a lotta’ baby birds, too. Do you know what kind they are?
My son had two wild turkeys at one time that he was fattening up for Thanksgiving, until grandson, Noah, turned them into pets. Noah let them out of the cage, stood on the back patio and called “Turkey” and the critters came running to him. Somewhere I have pictures of him riding one of them. Needless to say, they did not have them for Thanksgiving dinner. Only a kid could tame a wild turkey. Of course, only a kid would WANT to tame a wild turkey. They did turn out to be real pests though, always wanting to be petted when people were around. So–I can honestly say I’ve petted a wild turkey before. WHEEEEE.
BTW, now I’m going to go eat some burgoo. No wild turkey in that!
Doug R says
What a beautiful sight. We have turkeys at our place kinda regularly. We don’t see them as much as we hear them. They are nesting somewhere in our Forrest .
First time I ever saw a wild turkey, it just astonished me. I thought all turkeys were raised on a farm .. LOL I know silly me.
I love to see the wild turkeys. There’s a large flock, maybe 30 or so that hang out in the woods next to a nearby road. It’s across the road from a farm field and more than once we’ve been driving that way and traffic was stopped while the turkeys crossed the road. We always look for them when we go that way.
Linda Steller says
LOL – I love it. Chickens too chicken to walk the plank. I have got to get a coop done and get some next spring. Wait! I said that last year, didn’t I? Guess I’d best hurry up and get off this computer!
The first time I saw wild turkeys I thought they were featherless peacock…. I got laughed at.. A Lot…. okay – I still get laughed at for that!