Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Turkeys

Some turkeys browsing through the mountain clearing. We've had a lot of rain here the last couple of weeks....over 5" just today. Hopefully we're going to get some warm dry weather the next couple of weeks while the turkey poults are hatching out. Cold, damp weather is very bad for the young turkeys. The poults can easily die from exposure and hypothermia in that type weather.






13 comments:

texwisgirl said...

these are GREAT! i know these are from the new camera (because your old one is gurgling...) This one does a really nice job!

Tammy said...

Oh boy...the elusive turkey!

Nancy said...

Those are some great looking birds, Joe! This camera is awesome!

Dawn said...

GREAT Turkeys! Love that 3rd one...looks as though he's cocking his head and asking "Is this thing on?" :))

Trey said...

send some of that rain our way!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I never thought about the cold affecting the turkeys. We have tons of turkeys around our place.

Thanks for your kind comment yesterday.

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

That dude looks like he giving your new camera the stink eye ;)

Allison said...

Hi Joe. Great quirky turkeys today. :)

Dar said...

Looks like you get the same pics we get here in north central WI. We have the same mix including coyote, eagles, wolves, bobcat, raccoon, flying squirrels, and whitetail deer. I'd really love to capture a pic of the cougar that have been hanging around. We do have a 600 lb. bear out of the den...he had to go at least 150 more at hibernation. Our son just got a nice whitetail with new antlers emerging. Pretty cool to see.
Glad to see your activity. Keep it coming.
BlessYourHeart

Farmchick said...

Great pics! I like the last one of the bird "in flight".

heyBJK said...

Great pics, Joe! The turkey in the center appears to be posing.

Canyon Girl said...

Great photos, Joe. I wish I could see big birds like that in the wild.--Inger

Fotokarusellen said...

A beautiful set of images. Well done!
This is a great blog - like it very much.