SITY: Tom Turkey

Yesterday morning, as the children were getting ready for school, a pair of wild turkeys visited our yard. The birds were such a distraction that I’m still surprised the kids didn’t miss the bus. Sure, we’ve seen turkeys here before, but this was the first time we ever got to see a tom turkey with his feathers in full display. He strutted around the yard while the other turkey, presumably a female, snacked on something in the grass. He put on quite the show. (Sorry for the picture quality, though. I didn’t want to scare him off, so the first two pictures were taken from behind a closed window and at a distance.)

Tom Turkey strutting in the yard.

Fan-tastic display!

The kids needed to get to the bus stop, so eventually we had to open the door and go outside. The turkeys took that as their cue to leave. They moved fast. They were already in the woods by the time I was able to take a picture.

The turkeys return to the woods.

 

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