Turkey Day!!

Published on April 4 2008

No, not *that* kind of Turkey Day. Up until 5 or 6 years ago, I had never seen a wild turkey. I won't ever forget the first "herd" I saw, about 30 in a single flock alongside Hwy. 29 a half-dozen years ago. I recall spotting large dark "things" in the ditch ahead, and my jaw hitting my knees when I realized that those big dark blobs were TURKEYS. I'm not sure if the birds were re-introduced to the area or if they came back on their own, but they are all over the place now, to the great delight of area hunters. I see them frequently on my powerwalks, and I'm always amazed at how large a bird they really are. Usually I see only groups of hens, but it *is* the time of year when a young tom's fancy turns to.... well... showing off for the ladies. This one was so busy fluffing up for them that he paid absolutely no attention to me as I got out of the car and put the Nikon to work. It was only the hens' nervousness that kept him from doing his dance right in the middle of the northbound lanes. I have also decided I need a better zoom lens. A 28-70 just doesn't cut it, lol. Clicking on the slideshow will take you to an online photo album I'm playing with. Yep. Like I *need* another online photo album, hehehehe.

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