Stepping into November

As autumn progresses and the roving bands of hopeful children from Halloween’s
festivities delve into their hoards of candy, our local bands of roving turkeys still make an occasional appearance as they leave the relative safety of the neighborhood creek bed and explore the less-protected open spaces, foraging for acorns, taking dust baths under the large pine trees, and occasionally squatting down to earth and stretching out in the sunlight.  The group that wandered nearby yesterday was nine in number and, though
several of them were quite large, I don’t think any were mature adults.  We love to know  they are around and their presence adds a welcome feeling of the wild to the otherwise fairly sedate environs.  But they’d do well, at this time of year, to seek a bit more seclusion down in the woods.  Don’t they know that Thanksgiving’s just around the corner?

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17 Responses to Stepping into November

  1. I guess they just like living on the edge :). These are great shots!!

  2. krikitarts says:

    You are certainly right, Cindy. Glad you like them!

  3. seekraz says:

    I’ve never seen turkeys in the wild…wonderful photos, Gary….

    • krikitarts says:

      They really are magnificent, but another descriptor pops into consideration when one sees the details of their features–it’s a four-letter one, and it starts with “u.” Though they must be attractive enough to each other!

  4. Angeline M says:

    It’s just good they don’t get in to the Halloween candy…they’d be all hyper!
    Great photos.

  5. krikitarts says:

    And just think of the weight they’d put on!

  6. victoriaaphotography says:

    Great shots. I’ve never seen turkeys in the wild before and your images have excellent detail. I wouldn’t use the “u” word – I find them quite appealing and interesting looking.

  7. MikeP says:

    Love the title… your Turkeys are much more colorful than the ones here in Jersey.

  8. krikitarts says:

    I hope to get some good shots of the more mature ones. They are really spectacular. BTW, delighted to hear that you’ve weathered the storm so well!

  9. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good pictures, Gary! Are these truly wild birds or former captive birds that are now breeding ferally? Adrian

  10. settleandchase says:

    Amazing looking birds..they look almost prehistoric don’t they..and I feel sorry for their chilly little bald heads! :)

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