Thursday, April 01, 2010

Visiting Fowl

These turkeys have been coming around the house a lot this year...they enjoy the bird feed we put on the ground for some of our birds.

It won't be long until the hens start nesting and we won't see them until next year... if it is like they did last year.

At one time there were 31 total...8 toms and the rest were hens.

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No, we don't allow any hunting of these birds - just in case you were wondering.

The different colors on the toms are so pretty...especially when the sun is out. Those studly toms strut around and are funny to watch at times.


Amelia

10 comments:

julieQ said...

What gorgeous creatures! I just have to show dear husband this...he loves to see wild turkeys. I can't believed they are so close!

Marilyn said...

What glorious birds they are! How lucky you are to have them. I would adore that. We really do enjoy watching the birds. The Martins finally got here. They were very late this year! But such fun. Mike set out tomato plants yesterday---the tree gave its ok. The Martins were chattering and have fun the whole time. Enjoy the turkeys. Easter Turkeys.

Victoria said...

Oh my how amazing! They are beautiful.

My Mother-in-law says the same thing about her flower beds. They are becoming harder for her to keep but she still loves them and works them.

Amanda said...

What spectacular visitors.

Christina said...

Oh my goodness! I've never seen such a sight. What a wonderful thing to enjoy.

Hazel said...

oh wow what a treat it must be to have these beautiful turkeys to watch .Enjoy

Natasha said...

Wow, I have never seen anything like that before! What an amazing thing to have in your own backyard!

Blessings and best Easter wishes,
Natasha.

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, they are beautiful! I've never seen that many wild turkeys in person. How fun. I'd be feeding them too. :)

Cathy said...

Wow, a flock of wild turkeys!!~ Just beautiful! I am not a vegetarian but I sure consider it when I have to associate a living creature with the food I eat. Turkeys are so beautiful! I love that beautiful one with its feathers are spread. Thank you for sharing!

Darlene said...

Look how BEAUTIFUL they are!!! I'm so glad you don't allow any hunting. I would LOVE watching them. I probably wouldn't get ANYTHING done when they were around.