Nobody up here but us turkeys!

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not1word on May 31, 2009

Gobble gobble goo and

Gobble gobble gickel

I wish that turkey

Only cost a nickel

kamalyn on June 1, 2009

lol, n1w - there were 3 up in the trees. Guess what I named them?

Marbiz on June 1, 2009

Wow I didn't realise they roosted so high up in trees! Lol :)

Cal Kimola Brown on June 1, 2009

I've never seen a wold turkey - we don't have them here. It looks like he's waiting there for instructions. Nice capture BnP.

Bits-n-Pieces on June 1, 2009

Thanks marbiz and Cal - neither did I ! Walking through tall woods in a meadow, I could hear one Gobbling ( yup - really does sound like that) but it was driving me nuts because I couldn't see one anywhere. Then I finally realized they were about 50' up in a tree overhead! Really strange and completely unexpected. This same one is silhouetted in the photo to the right, but I had to shoot into the setting sun, so couldn't get any good recognizable shots. But it was sure cool to see.

stoneboat on June 1, 2009

I saw wild turkeys only once, down near Scandia Alberta I think, but I was only about 12. I remember them as being large and scary. We were camping at a campground and they were fairly used to people so you could get quite close if you wanted to. I never wanted to! LOL! Great shot here!

not1word on June 1, 2009

If you want to see what they look like the next photo to the right by the map shows some. How did you work that one out, eh kamaly?

Jean Gregory Evans on June 2, 2009

very cool silhouette! not1word, that is an excellent observation!


Bits-n-Pieces on June 2, 2009

Thanks stoneboat and Gene ! LOL, SB, there are neighborhoods around here where they attack people - really! - so I don't think you were being silly as a kid at all. The female I saw wasn't too big, but the males sure are.

And thanks not1word - I did notice that shot by brianmoc when I uploaded this, and since I wasn't too far from where that shot is pinned, I wonder if they're the same roving gang of 3...(I was sort of invading brian's sunrise territory by going to this estate, but since my beach time of sunset is opposite his, I didn't step on his toes!)

whoelius on June 2, 2009

Those turkeys are so... laughable. Who could possibly take a turkey seriously?

Norrel on June 2, 2009

Good Black & Blue picture, Bitsy.

diannemcd on June 5, 2009

Great pic B-n-P the silouette of the turkey is fabulous, I too did not know they went up so high, we dont just learn about the countryside of the different places but the wildlife as well, Pano. is a great invention. Dianne

Bits-n-Pieces on June 5, 2009

well, who - no joke, they can be pretty vicious, and have been know to keep people cornered in their cars. But yup, they're pretty funny looking with the big wattles hanging down!

Thanks Norrel and Dianne ! I learned about our native wildlife with this little encounter, too. It's pretty funny that this is the shot I wanted to post, when I got tons of other shots from all around the historical old gardens. Maybe Saturday I'll try to up load some others.

whoelius on June 5, 2009

I used to chase them in Cyprus when I was little! I can't spell the noise I made.

Norrel on June 6, 2009

Don't you ever make that noise again, whoelius, the hunters would shoot you.

kamalyn on June 11, 2009

funny, whoelius - were they real north american type turkeys, or is there some similar species in cyprus? I hadn't known about them there. But it would be interesting to see you up chasing them in the trees here!

And Norrel - I think maybe the hunters would turn and run the other way!

Nawitka on June 11, 2009

Ah, turkeys! You will like this link about Turkey Birds.

kamalyn on June 14, 2009

Thanks Nawitka - VERY informative link - I never knew any of that stuff!!! They sure are getting to be pretty common in suburbia around here - Saw another one just crossing the road when I was driving this afternoon.

Bits-n-Pieces on November 27, 2009

and the Turkeys congratulate themselves on successfully hiding up in the trees, escaping a Thanksgiving disaster like that which befell their Great-uncle Tom.

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  • Uploaded on May 31, 2009
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2009/05/30 19:15:58
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash