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Wild Turkey [Wildlife Wednesday]

Wild Turkeys
Wild Turkey in the corn field

I wanted to give the “Wildlife Wednesday” thing a try since Young Naturalist J started using it over on his blog. High five to his family for coming up with the great idea. Yesterday I located a huge flock of turkey along the side of the road while heading out to photograph the nesting Eagles. The Turkey were just clucking along and probably one of the largest flocks I have seen this year! Happy Wildlife Wednesday everyone!

Wild Turkeys
The Wild Turkey’s running back to the group.


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26 responses

  1. I love the composition of those photographs, tom. The turkeys look wild and elegant on the snow. Wildlife Wednesday is a grand idea. If I remember, I’ll post something next week.

    12 March 2008 at 10:45 pm

  2. I think Wildlife Wednesday is a great idea, too.

    Turkeys. I like them. 🙂

    12 March 2008 at 11:30 pm

  3. I love these shots. We have wild turkeys here, too, but they don’t have to trudge through snow. They do NOT like to get separated from their group, though — just like the ones in your photo.

    Regarding Wildlife Wednesday — I love the idea. I’m working to put together a new photo blog — land-based this time. 😀 I think running a Wildlife Wednesday feature in it would be a great idea. Stay tuned…

    12 March 2008 at 11:46 pm

  4. …right back at you! These are some pretty gals.

    13 March 2008 at 2:44 am

  5. great photos – much better and closer than the run-of-the-mill ones we typically see. You have a good eye!

    13 March 2008 at 3:33 am

  6. I like the idea of a wildlife wednesday and will look forward to it. The turkeys look very grand.

    13 March 2008 at 6:25 am

  7. Lisa at Greenbow

    Wild turkeys are such handsome creatures. I love seeing them together foraging in the corn fields.

    13 March 2008 at 7:58 am

  8. Cool turkey pics Mon@rch. Have you heard any gobbling yet?

    13 March 2008 at 9:00 am

  9. A subtle beauty in these turkey shots. I love the light and they look so real and 3D!

    13 March 2008 at 9:38 am

  10. What a cool idea! You take such great pictures. How do you do it?

    13 March 2008 at 11:14 am

  11. I really like the composition with the corn stalks on these.

    13 March 2008 at 11:55 am

  12. @ Robin – thanks and you can thank Young Naturalist J for Wildlife Wednesday!
    @ Linda – thanks and I am sure he will see that!
    @ Bobbie – thanks and your weather is much better than ours! LOL – Keep us updated on your new blog!
    @ aullori – thanks and the male was out further away!
    @ Wren – thanks and they didn’t stick close too long!
    @ Beth – thanks and they sure are!
    @ Lisa – They sure are and if I had the video camera you would have heard them clucking also!
    @ RuthieJ – thanks and the male was gobbling but a good distance away!
    @ Barb – thanks and they do almost look 3D!
    @ Sherry/zoo – thanks and the kids always come up with the best ideas!
    @ Marty – thanks and glad they still had some stalks on them!

    13 March 2008 at 12:13 pm

  13. The snow and corn stubble really make these photos pop, Tom — an excellent Wildlife Wednesday.

    13 March 2008 at 12:29 pm

  14. Looks delicious. 😉 Walking through a bird sanctuary in Guelph, Ont. one day I rounded a corner & came face to face w/one of these guys. It was awesome.

    13 March 2008 at 2:38 pm

  15. Cluck cluck back atcha.

    13 March 2008 at 2:39 pm

  16. I’ve seen a large flock in a field but they hide in the stand of pines and cedars before I can photograph them. Great shots!

    13 March 2008 at 2:55 pm

  17. Dear Tom,
    I really like Wildlife Wednesday!
    I will be out of town next week but will make a note to be part of Wildlife Wednesday come April.
    Even in my backyard I have a bit of wild life!
    Soon lots of wild plants! LOL
    Great turkey pictures. I see them once in a blue moon.
    Sherry

    13 March 2008 at 5:29 pm

  18. Stealer of names LOL! It is going to be the next big thing!

    13 March 2008 at 7:42 pm

  19. @ Marvin – thanks and Wildlife Wednesday is the next big thing!
    @ Lana – LOL that had to be exciting to come across!
    @ Mary – Cluck Cluck . . . 🙂
    @ Joan – I had to work fast to capture these guys picture! Thanks
    @ Sherry – Wildlife Wednesday will be very big in the next few months! Just make sure you give Young Naturalist J credit for this great new thing! Will see you once you return!
    @ YN-J – hey . . just spreading on the next big thing!

    13 March 2008 at 9:23 pm

  20. Grace

    A great photo op–my neighbor’s domestic Guinea hens with a flock of wild turkeys. Do you call that keeping wild company? No camera, of course.

    14 March 2008 at 12:29 am

  21. Marg

    So no more Wordless Wednesday-Wildlife is replacing it? or will you do both?

    Love the turkey shots and the stalks make them!

    15 March 2008 at 10:48 pm

  22. @ Grace – LOL, sounds like a cluck of a party they were having! LOL thanks
    @ Marg – not sure but will probably do both or alternate depending on what pictures I have captured!

    15 March 2008 at 11:18 pm

  23. Turkeys are one of the most beautiful birds in the forest, especially a big “TOM” when he is strutting. 🙂

    16 March 2008 at 9:57 pm

  24. @ Bernie – thanks and my mother keeps on asking when I am going to be strutting my stuff!

    16 March 2008 at 11:09 pm

  25. My parents (who live in Hinsdale, Mass.) have a LOT of wild turkeys every year that come to their yard. Some years there’s only a few, but this year there are 16 of them that come every day to eat (my Dad feeds them, along with the deer and other birds). My mother was so enamored with how the deer and turkeys eat together she just got her own camera so she can take pictures of them!

    Beautiful shots, Tom!

    17 March 2008 at 7:26 pm

  26. You captured a real natural shot in the cornfield. So realistic. Great shots!

    22 March 2008 at 9:45 pm

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