Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wild Turkeys in the Field




2 weeks ago, after I dropped my daughter off at work in the early morning, I decided to take a side road and see what's out and about. Sure enough the Wild Turkeys were strutting their stuff! In all I estimated about 40 cruising around the corn field.










Abbey Road Wild Turkeys




15 comments:

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

They are such ugly birds, but at least they have that cool looking tail to their advantage.

Great shot, Sharon!

Di

Patti Cakes said...

Wow I've never seen that many together at one time. I've only seen one here back a few weeks ago so far this year.

Bird life has been quiet here so far.

The Retired One said...

Neat shots!
Just look at them with their feathers all up and perky~!
We have seen them here in Michigan, but I have only seen 6 or so together at a time..was neat to see so many in one shot!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are sorta ugly :-), but you did a good job of photographing them.
Have a great weekend.
Glenda

SassyDog said...

What a beautiful sight even if they aren't the prettiest bird. Bet they're glad winter is over and food will be plentiful! I meant to tell you the 1st pair of swans to be in Lakeland were a gift from Queen Elizabeth in the 1950's and all the swans that we have had over the years are their descendants even now. How neat is that??

Laura said...

There are a couple of fields near us where we occasionally see them. I always do a double take because it seems so strange!

dog trot farm said...

I find wild turkeys so appealing. I love to watch them in our fields. Your photo's are wonderful!

Eve said...

A bunch of silly fellers!!

Cedar ... said...

Tis the season for the "boys" to do their fan dance,... spread those tail feathers, plump up their bodies and strut their stuff. This morning I had a smaller flock here in the woods doing the same thing, of course with a loud chorus of gobble-gobble!

Kallen305 said...

Love the shots Sharon. They have such magnificent feathers and wings.

Chatelaine said...

The most I've seen is seven together and I never have my camera with me or time to stop.

Your photos are fabulous. Especially that last one where you can really see the feathers.

Jayne said...

LOL... love that last shot!

A New England Life said...

Aren't the male Turkeys a riot? They really do think they're the cat's meow the way they are all puffed up! Ugly, yes, interesting, you betcha!

SassyDog, thats pretty interesting about the swans. Talk about a long flight for those birds! ; )

Donna said...

Wow! I've never seen such a huge flock of turkeys! I haven't seen any in awhile. I think they've gone away to hide (or hibernate? What do they do in the warm months?) now that it's spring.

Mary said...

They are so beautiful, in a weird kind of way... great photos, Sharon!