Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gobble Gobble.......

The other morning I was up early and left the dog out and heard a definite 'gobble gobble' that sounded just like turkeys. I have had a small flock of turkeys come into the field above me so I grabbed my camera and headed out past the Playhouse towards the field. Just as I passed the playhouse porch something flew from a tree. I didn't recognize it as it took flight, but I knew it was bigger and different that a normal bird in MY yard!!

There are trees behind the playhouse. And apparently this
was a safe haven for a 'roost' for a few young turkeys.
(The Playhouse)

Then 3 more flew in different directions... not enough time for
a picture. But then I look up and there sits one lone bird.
I got about 10 pictures before it too flew.

I thought it was a young turkey, and was confirmed by my friend's
husband who is a hunter. How neat on an early morning!


The Birdlady said...

Aw, he's cute - hope the hunters never see him!

Marsha said...

I've never seen a young turkey - kind of a lanky skinny looking bird, not the fat plump turkey pictured at Thanksgiving that's for sure :-) How fun that they are in your yard!

jalynn01 said...

birdlady, there is no hunting where I am so chances are if they stick close by they will survive.

Marsha: I would say this is more like a teenager! I've never seen one quite like this either.

Anonymous said...

How nice is that? You did something right and got the reward. Wonderful.

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Bird Girl said...

Now that is a very cool catch! I think the little guys is kinda cute!

Christy said...

Oh my word! You have a baby turkey in your tree! lol That is SO awesome! :) I am glad you were able to capture him on 'film'!

HANNIBAL said...

Wow, what a find! Lucky!!!!!!! Only this year, have I even run across seeing baby turkeys...which was very exciting, but to capture them in a tree-the coolest!

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