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Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey Trot

It's been a dark and dismal day here in our middle Tennessee valley.
Not a day to be out and about, instead a day to be spent inside, indulging in a little fluffing and cooking.

Around about three in the afternoon each day, the wild turkeys appear.
A flock of thirty or more, spend the better part of an hour feeding and foraging and then head towards the trees to their nightly roost.

They have become quite accustomed to my appearance, and boldly trot on over to the bird -feeders close to the porch.
Funnily enough, I didn't see them whatsoever, the week of Thanksgiving !








15 comments:

rusty duck said...

Lovely, so glad they didn't get eaten!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . Smart Turkey's .

Terry said...

Very cool! I've seen small groups on the way into town, but there's not enough cover here on the ranch for them. I'd love to see a large rafter.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I just hurried from my world to yours to see the beautiful turkeys
love
tweedles

donna baker said...

Amazing you still have so many. Must have some good clover or something. Today, my toms got out and I was trotting backwards across the yard, trying to keep them from attacking me. I dared not turn my back on them. They are as big as a small vehicle now. Don't know what I am going to do with them.

Janneke said...

Wild turkeys? and such a large group which visits you. Sounds great!

Mamabug said...

It's so much fun watching these gorgeous birds! They can be quite entertaining at times.

ann said...

Silly turkeys. Don't they know what time of year it is? No doubt they know they are in a safe place.

linda eller said...

You have a beautiful blog...from today and back. I am also in Tennessee, so just had to say hello, and hope we can become friends here. Have a nice Tuesday.
Linda

Susie said...

Oh Jo, those turkeys were laying low for Thanksgiving.LOL I think I would like wild turkeys hanging around as those Canadian geese. They are nasty. You sure do get some photos of your wild things. I love you blog site so much. It always makes me feel good.xoxo, Susie

Doc said...

How lucky you are to get these majestic birds coming through. If old Benjamin Franklin had his way they would have been our National Bird.

Winifred said...

Glad they survived. Must be great to see them.

cheshire wife said...

They must have a sixth sense.

ANITA said...

Wow!!You are lucky!!☺☺☺Very good photoes!!Hugs from cold icy Norway☺☺☺

Dewena Callis said...

My husband would love to have a flock of turkeys--and no, he is not a hunter. Do you put out special food for them?