Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Country Cousins and City Slickers

Wary!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

Seems hard to believe that another year has rolled by and it is Turkey Day again. Looking back at old photos of Turkeys gave me a chuckle. In the photo above we have a Rio Grande wild turkey cautiously feeding in the undergrowth. Country Cousin didn't get that ground dragging beard and large body size being careless! 


Early Morning Forage!
Fresh off the roost from the branches of a tree where they spent the night, these big old Toms are ready for breakfast!


Urbanites!
And then we have the City Dwellers! Seems to me caution and being wary was thrown to the wind! Just happened to glance over the the back fence and across the street. Here's a whole herd of wild turkeys casually strutting across the neighbors yard! They need to remember where they came from and take a lesson from their country cousins. Be wary or risk being the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving Meal! 

12 comments:

  1. Sure beautiful markings in the birds in the first two pictures.

    That group in the bottom picture is definitely tempting fate especially if this is a recent picture!

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    1. Paul this was a last year photo taken in October. A couple of weeks ago (this year) there was a smaller group that crossed the yard with a few that even flew from roof top to rooftop of the houses! Never seen that before!! (no camera at hand)

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  2. Wonderful...i have never seen a turkey in life :)

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  3. May you have a blessed, joyful, and fulfilling Thanksgiving!

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  4. i would love to see wild turkeys here! and not the bottled kind! :)

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    1. Lucky for us. We have an ample supply of both!

      Can't believe we have a bird that you don't have on the Ranch!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I really like that first shot.

    Turkeys in the neighborhood, is that kind of like the two legged squirrels? LOL

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  6. Country cousin from Rio Grande is one handsome dude.

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  7. Wait...I think I see a can of cranberry sauce right behind them! ;-

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  8. Nice photos. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  9. There's no way these birds would survived in my neighbor hood!

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