Monday, May 27, 2013

T is for Turkey ( wild turkey)

Last week we heard a horrendous racket outside—loud angry sounds accompanied by wing flapping. When I opened the door to check out the cause of the commotion, I saw several male wild turkeys involved in a fight—or what appeared to be a hostile encounter. Upon closer scrutiny the scene involved a rafter of wild turkeys. I grabbed a small camera and held the door open to take a photo of the two males—by the time I took the photo they had settled down—somewhat.

I then ran upstairs and got my camera and longer lens and hurried downstairs. I don't think I'd make a good wildlife photographer because by the time I set myself up only two turkeys were left and they were nonplused by the earlier donnybrook.

The hoopla has subsided, but they haven't totally settled down
We had a bit of a staring contest.


  1. OMG! What a sight that must have been! Where on earth do they come from?

    abcw team

  2. We had a friend in Louisiana who had a wild turkey adopt him. It followed him everywhere and let him handle it.
    An Arkies Musings

  3. Your story of your activities trying to photograph their activities is very amusing; I can visualize it. Saw one run across the highway on a road trip to took yesterday; they are very swift! Kate, ABC Team

  4. Oh that is hilarious...stalked by a group of Turkey's. You did get a great shot!

  5. wild turkeys can be nasty birds!
    \ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  6. Oh my, that is amazing! I can only imagine the racket...and what a sight, nicely captured!

  7. I just read about Dora the Duck and her nasty Temper and it seems Turkeys are so afflicted as well! You got a great picture!

  8. That is a fierce stare he is giving you!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea's Menagerie

  9. What a story! great shots of the left turkeys :)

    T is for...

  10. We have wild turkeys around our area too. Sometimes they seem rather stupid but I think they're fascinating to watch. Great photos anyway.