Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Turkeys are Back

Yesterday morning, I had to take some things to the Good Shepherd Thrift Store in 

I went the back way. 

Stranger Creek has fallen enough that you can see the exposed root balls of the trees that 
the water knocked down.  Even in winter, it's beautiful. 

And look what I saw just as I passed the creek!  I have not seen 
any turkeys since Christmas Day! 

And a few miles away, a group of ten! 

I thought these were all jakes, but I think there are two hens in there. 

Here they are a little closer.  They stayed in that spot... I looked to see if anything besides me was scaring them, but didn't see anything.  Usually they would melt away into the woods. 

The little pasture pond is thawed again (for the time being) and had a gaggle of geese on it. 

I noticed they were all looking to the north. 

And this is why! 

The funny thing is, he was distracted and staring to the east! 

We are going to have a few more days of decent weather until 
we descend into true winter temps again.  Ugh! 


  1. That was a turkey shoot BOL! We are still waiting for warmer weather.

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. They dont like that big birdie in the tree,, do they?

  3. Mary Ann, you have such wonderful nature all around you. Your photos are great. I love that photo of the creek.

  4. I agree. The creek is beautiful.

    You are lucky to see all these wonderful birds.

  5. Good to see them. Neat you can get the pictures.

    Happy weekend. Stay warm.

  6. Nice place to get some good pictures. I love nature and being out in the country, but have lived in the city all my life. It is wonderful to get a pleasant break during the winter. We're to have some warmer weather here this weekend.

  7. You always have such nice wildlife shots
    Lily & Edward

  8. Wow, what a beautiful creek! Makes me wanna go swimmie. Haven't seen my turkeys around much lately, but I see deer every day. Great pix!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  9. Remember when you moved to the house your in now? You thought no more wildlife,, or places to go,, but just look at what you find every day! Wildlife!

  10. I never knew a male turkey was called a Jake! You always get such good photos of wildlife, Mary Ann.


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