Saturday, February 20, 2016

Turkeys, February 20, 2016

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'
Wild Turkeys, Meleagris gallopavo, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 19, 2016

I was driving home yesterday afternoon when I saw a flock of about 25 wild turkeys grazing in a field. Most of my photos are slightly blurry because the turkeys were in constant motion, searching for food. Something startled them, and they paused to look around, giving me a chance to get a clear photo of this group of nine (or are there ten?).

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  1. Wonderful capture of the wild turkeys in semi motion ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  2. what a flock, for years I rarely saw turkeys, but now they are a common sight

  3. Great shot of this flock of Turkeys. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Great picture of the turkey flock . . . much better/closer than I was able to get . . .
    We have them all over in our area . . . although I see them seldom in our neighborhood. In fact, where I visit my 92 year old friend . . . they are not allowed to feed the birds anymore because it was an attraction for the turkeys and they play havoc on the lawns. As I left her condo this past week the turkeys were right at her garage . . . next to my car. As soon as they saw me they FLEW up off the ground a bit. Probably 20 or more of them

  5. Sorry Lea but I am a little confused as to whether these are truly Wild Turkeys, feral or escapees? I guess their status is much clearer to you. Nice shots nevertheless.

    1. Fifty years ago Wild Turkeys were in decline, but concerned conservationists worked to increase their populations. Now there are enough birds that there is a regulated turkey hunting season for outdoorsmen to participate in.
      Turkeys that are commercially raised for food have white feathers. And, yes, I am sure a few do escape!
      Hope you are having a great day!

  6. That's a great photo Lea. I have never ever seen a turkey up close like this. I did spot a bunch of what I thought were wild turkeys in the middle of a field but they were so far away I couldn't be sure. Have a great Sunday :)

  7. I have yet to get a clear picture of wild turkeys. That's a good one.

  8. Great shot - if the birds would stay still it would be a great help all around!! Some chance!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  9. Wow....marvelous. To see so many in one grouping would thrill me to no end. If lucky, I've seen THREE together. But your number....outstanding. AND the photo here is not blurry for me at all.

    Sorry I'm late getting around to visit with you this weekend. I was gone all day yesterday....birding, of course!! Thanks for joining in by adding your valued link of your fantastic post!!

  10. Hello!:) It's a great photo, and so unusual for me to see a group of so many wild turkeys. Have a good Sunday!:)

  11. Wow, 25 wild turkeys. That is a big rafter or flock. Great shot. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

  12. Awesome! The most I've seen at once was about 50.

  13. Been a while since I've seen any wild turkeys around here. This is a great image!


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