Thursday, October 9, 2014

FFTD Bonus Five young Toms come 'a callin' 10-9-14



Five young wild Tom Turkeys came by for breakfast in the wildflower gardens this morning. Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallapovo -Linneas 1758) are native to the Americas and are among the largest native birds. These young turkeys are without a wattle yet and were very busy scratching 
the ground for food. 


They moved gradually up the hill.

I was able to circle around to the front and move ahead of them sliding behind the trees. They were much more interested in feeding than in my feeble efforts to get close. I don't expect them to last too long around here if that continues.

They are awkwardly beautiful.


They just continued to move slowly as they fed,


and just disappeared regally at the far side of the Frank Lloyd Wright meadow.


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