Turkey Invasion

One of the advantages of the hu-dad not mowing our field often - a haven for turkeys.

Here are a couple of more wandering.

If you click on this picture and enlarge it, look carefully in the grass to see all the young turkeys being carefully supervised by the adults.

And in a little clearing, you can see one of the youngsters more clearly.

Nothing like a few lessons from a wise adult.

14 Comments

  1. KB on July 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I have to say that it looks like the hu-Dad NEVER mows the field. But, it’s absolutely wonderful that it provides a great home for a flock of turkeys. That is very very cool! Love the photo with the little ones in it.

  2. Amanda @ Click. The Good News on July 25, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Those are so cool! I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen wild turkey before (well the birds, not the drink 🙂

  3. Radinka Ilsink on July 25, 2011 at 12:33 am

    oh wow that’s so cool! I’ve never seen them like that before!

  4. Dennis the Vizsla on July 24, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay thank yoo for the nice comment for trouble the kitty we appreesheyayt it!!! and i think that is sum sort of smal dinosawr i am shoor of it!!! ok bye

  5. Huffle Mawson on July 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I gather the hu-dad does not let you chase, I mean herd, the turkeys?

  6. Sagira on July 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    How neat to be able to see wild turkeys. 🙂

  7. houndstooth on July 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Those turkeys are really cool! I kept thinking there was going to be a punchline with Rusty at the end of the post. Rusty, I apologize. I can’t imagine anyone associating you with turkeys!

  8. The OP Pack on July 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    We often see a pair on our walks. We have never seen any little ones, maybe we need a big unmowed fiels like that one. Gobble gobble:)

    Happy Sunday.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. rottrover on July 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    We’ve been watching a family of ducks. Nature is truly amazing!

  10. The Army of Four on July 24, 2011 at 11:14 am

    That’s so cool! We sometimes see turkeys by the Kansas Ocean. I wonder if it’s the same ones?
    Play bows,
    Zim

  11. Pibble on July 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

    We just saw a mom and her babies yesterday – so, so cute. I love watching as they grow up, through that gawky stage, into an adult turkey. Nature is just amazing!

  12. Stella on July 24, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Looks like lots of lunches to me!

    I have it in my mind that turkeys don’t see very well so maybe they think they ARE being reclusive!

    Kisses,
    Stella

  13. Sam on July 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Wow! That’s neat! I always thought they were pretty reclusive – I never thought they would come out in the open like that!

    Sam

  14. Ice 'n Ayla on July 24, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Wow! Home-grown turkey dinner! Does the Herd get the liver and other “internals”? Our hu-Mom wraps them in foil and cooks them for me ‘n Ice. Do you EVER get to chase those birds? That would be fun.

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