One day in February, I went to investigare why my dogs were barking like mad.
Looking out the window I discovered what had their attention. Several wild turkeys were lazily grazing in my pasture. Paying no mind to the horses or the barking dogs.
I grabbed my camera and ran out the door, getting the attention of the turkeys, who immediately ran for cover.
I vowed next time to move a little slower in order to get pictures to share with you.
The turkeys have taken up residence on this farm, for now.
The next time the dogs went mad barking, I grabbed my camera and ran out the other side of the house.
Creeped around the corner and slowly made my way toward the pasture.
If you had been a spectator to this I can only imagine how you would have giggled.
The turkeys were there, heads down, pecking.
I would take a couple of steps, the turkey would hear me and their head would fly up. I stopped. Standing statue still.
The turkeys would look around for whatever may be making that sound. Satisfied that nothing was there, they would go back to pecking and scratching.
I would take a couple of steps, the turkey head would fly up and I would stop. This went on till I was all the way to the pasture fence.
Notice the three tom’s on the left. I think they were discussing what they were gonna do about that light that kept flashing their way.
Most days, around 10:00 am, you can see them scratching and pecking out in the pasture.
And this one…
If she weren’t so big, I’d swear she was a chicken by the way she took off when she caught wind of me.
They’re really rather interesting to watch and listen to.
But if one of them gets spooked they all run for cover, while the tom’s stand guard and then herd them further back into the woods.