Another Wild Turkey morning

Discussion in 'Nature' started by snkenai, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    There are over 30 wild turkeys hanging around. But not for long. They move out during the Summer.

    Light sprinkle of snow.
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    Light frost, at sunup.
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  2. Neat. Don't have wild turkeys around here
     
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I was expecting less feathers and more hair of the dog. :smile:
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I think they must come to visit their northeastern relatives in the summer.

    Steve, that's a cool closeup of one of their feathers! Whenever I see wild turkeys, I always think of dinosaurs.
     
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Glad I wasn't the only one expecting something like a coffee mug and a wink.

    And that feather is awesome... it explains so much about how they stay warm. Haven't seen our local neighborhood Harvard turkey flock in a few months.
     
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  6. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    It's just a real pleasure, to look out the window, and see them around the house. Yesterday, I saw them twice. Once as I came outside, they "drifted" back into the woods, guardedly looking back, to make sure I wasn't a serious threat. No panic. Later, when I was walking in the woods, on the opposite side, where the feather was, they "flushed" about 150 yards from me, and flew around to the opposite side again. Quite a sight, to see 20 to 30 huge birds. take off through the trees, "climbing out". The wings, make a lot of noise, with their large wing span beating the air, through the trees.
     
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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    That happened to me once at my dad's place in Florida. Walking through the woods, when suddenly WHOOSH - big flapping commotion, gigantic wingspans flapping up through pine trees, and I swear a few landed in the branches.
     
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  8. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    They do land in the trees, at times.
     
  9. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    And here I feared it was the drinkable type.
     
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  10. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Great shots! The title made me think you were doing a bit of early AM tippling. :biggrin:

    The light is gorgeous, and I really like the shot of the leaf and feathers.
     
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  11. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    The wild turkeys here all seem to be driving.
     
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  12. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I have really enjoyed our stay here for nearly 3 years. We have the RV parked right near some woods. My desk sets sideways to the big tinted window (which puts the window right by my shoulder), so that birds, deer, turkey, squirrels, rabbits , etc., can't see in. The narrow lower panel cranks out, just enough to allow me to ease the camera out and take pics. I don't use long lenses much anymore, so don't try to do long shots. Decided, that when I can't reach out, just forget the camera , and enjoy the view.
    We will be moving, in a couple months, to a large farm house, with no woods close by, except for some HUGE Maple trees in the large yard. It's surrounded by corn fields. So different photo opportunities.
     
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  13. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    And to those that mentioned "tippling", "hair of the dog", etc, I'm a "teetotaler". :biggrin:
     
  14. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I haven't had a drink in over 30 years, but I do remember my Wild Turkey and the walk on the wild side it took me on.
     
  15. Michael T

    Michael T SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 31, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Michael
    Beautiful birds, and tasty too. Spring Turkey season here in Texas in a couple of weeks. I've been tuning up the bow.

    PB140054-L.
     
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