Wild Turkeys and Other Birds

May 10th, 2010

Usually when I look out the kitchen window I see the usual assortment of birds at the feeder, squirrels raiding the feeder, or maybe a fox or deer ambling through the woods. Just now I saw something unusual. Wild turkeys. They stayed long enough for me to get a few blurry photos through the window.

Wild Turkeys

Two wild turkeys, foraging in the woods

Wild Turkey

A bit closer

Wild Turkeys

Check out the bronzy iridescent feathers

I tried to get outside for some better shots, but as soon as they heard the door open (and I was trying very hard to be quiet) they spooked and headed farther back into the woods. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen wild turkeys here, but I haven’t seen any for at least 2 years.

Also, an Indigo Bunting visited the bird feeder early this morning. That’s a first!

2 Responses to “Wild Turkeys and Other Birds”

  1. Wendy says:

    wild turkeys?!! How funny!

    We saw some in Asheville, NC at the Biltmore property, but even those were not truly wild.

    • entangled says:

      These are definitely wild. But such an ugly bird! It makes you wonder why anybody ever thought they might be good to eat.

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