Saturday, October 4, 2008

Camera Critters # 26

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I was in Pennsylvania with my brother two weeks ago for an early morning golf outing. My brother chose to take us the back way to the course to see if we could spot some nature to shoot with the camera. We came over a rise in the road and he said there were some crows ahead. I told him they had to be vultures to be that big. It was a flock of Wild Turkeys. There were fourteen turkeys in the road in front of us. I slowly closed in and was snapping through the front windshield. You can click on any of the photos to count them.
The one bird, it might be Mom, seemed to tell them they better go back across the road.
This was a real break for me because I was now shooting out of a rolled down window.
They put on quite a show as they moved back and forth with one after another they moved into the woods.
Click on this photo and you will find 6 turkeys that were leaving.
Then the excitement was over and we continued on to the golf course. The time was done but the memories remain on film.

52 comments:

The Texican said...

Yum yum. Wild Turkey - the edible version, is really good eating. The meat is more flavorful than pen raised turkey. I sure like to watch them too. Pappy

reluctantfarmchik said...

Cool shots - glad you shoot these critters with a camera. . . you don't hunt with other gear, do you? There are a few of these on our far too - love watching them.

Twisted Fencepost said...

They camoflage well don't they? I took a minute to find the 6 leaving.
Occasionally we have a slew of them show up here. But not since I started bloggiing. Darn it!

Luke Wiley said...

A memorable amount of turkeys!

Mary said...

Wow, neat! A few years back, we had a wild turkey in our town who would attack cars that had slowed down when he was in the road...

pnfphotography said...

I have seen turkeys here too and they are pretty brave critters. Very fun indeed

Ivar Ivrig said...

Cool. I've never seen Wild Turkey. Thanks for sharing :-)

Shellmo said...

Turkeys are always so interesting to watch - always in a group - moving around quickly.

Darla said...

That's really cool! Hope you won the golf game!!!

Paula said...

Their so much fun to see and listen to ~ We don't have a lot around here, but do see them from time to time. Good pictures you got!
(I popped over through Tippers site)

Warren Baker said...

wow! real wild turkeys. Nothing like that ove here FG, maybe the pheasant is the nearest thing. nice captures.

Mary said...

Those are great shots! I never see wild turkeys here, although they may be around somewhere, if I knew where to look. I like the close-ups.

The Birdlady said...

Run, turkeys, run! It's getting close. lol
Great shots, Tom.

Leedra said...

Turkeys, turkeys, turkeys, everywhere.

TSannie said...

I live in the middle of a city and south of I-95 in Connecticut. We have a herd/flock/gaggle of about 15 - 20 turkeys that wander our neighborhood. They've become almost domesticated! And their poop is every bit as bad as Canada geese.

Tom said...

That is a ton of turkeys. I know what they are running from, that holiday coming up and all. I've never eaten one though like the Texican, I wonder what they taste like.

Tom

Anna said...

That's a lot of turkeys! We see them all the time, but they're usually out in a field and not going across the road.

Faye Pekas said...

...and don't you just love that we have captured these memories forever.

This is a lot of turkeys. Its getting close to Thanksgiving though. Hhope they know when to hide :)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

We have so many wild turkeys around her that they just about show up on you front door dressed for Thanksgiving all by themselves. LOL

bobbie said...

Very nice. I've only ever seen domestic turkeys - never in the wild.

Dina said...

What luck! Good for you, Fishing Guy!

Carletta said...

Good capture FG!
That's pretty much how they travel. I haven't seen the ten or so that visit my yard for a couple of weeks now.

The Tile Lady said...

I love wild turkeys! They are always such fun to come upon in the wild, or beside a road! Great photos.

Teena in Toronto said...

Cool! I've only seen them in the grocery store.

I played too :)

twobarkingdogs said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

Please stop by both blogs for some camera critters!

http://www.twobarkingdogs.wordpress.com
and
http://onevintagephoto.wordpress.com/

Hope you have a great weekend!

tipper said...

Neat turkeys-they need to be on the run before Thanksgiving!

babooshka said...

We don't have thanksgiving so maybe ther's heading my way. Great images.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

FG: How neat that you came across these wild turkeys. I've never seen wild turkeys before. Thank you for sharing.

shutterhappyjenn said...

I was chased by a turkey before, so whatever happens, I would never go near one again. This one's a great shot, though.

My Camera Critter is up here. Hope you can drop by. Thanks!

A Blog In The Rough said...

wow, very cool pictures. hmmm don't think I've ever seen wild turkey up close and personal. and a lot of them too! :)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Dinner!!! Seriously,great shots.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Fantastic shot! They are such a kick watching them strut around.

April said...

Lucky you chose that route to the golf course. Great photos of the Wild Turkeys!

Lawstude said...

your post coincide with the world animal day. but poor turkey 'coz he might just end up on a dinner plate lols. nice shot FG.

i beati said...

no shortage there. Where in Pa.?I lived in Greensburg and Quakertown..sandy

johnsphotogallery said...

Great set of shots, FG!

Reader Wil said...

This is marvellous! So that's how your wild turkeys look like. Different from the Australian ones! Wonderful set of photos!

Jack and Joann said...

What a sight. Jack and I spotted a flock one fall a couple of years ago here in Virginia and what a thrill it was. Sure beats an overwight and underexercised domestic turkey. Let's pack some heat and get one for thanksgiving dinner.

Thanks FG for teaching Jack how to add music to our blog. If you check the music selections posted you will see that we have a diverse collection of songs---mostly old goodies.

HFD60 said...

Nice capture of the turkeys FG....

Heather said...

that`s a wild camera critter. very cool sighting!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh gosh you have turkey dinner for sure. Actually my son shot a wild turkey once and they have no meat on them, i was never able to cook it.But then i don't like any kind of wild creatures to eat.

ratmammy said...

wow, look at all of them! looked like some wild party!

CrazyCath said...

Excellent shots! They look remarkably tame.

B. Roan said...

We have a lot of wild turkeys around here, but I haven't had my camera with me when I've seen them. What a nice find. BJ

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

These little guys are mighty hard to get because the closer you get to them the faster they get from you. You did fantastic! I love the sounds they make especially in large groups... great captures. I really did miss your pictures and I'm so happy that I can see them once more. I'm just starting to slowly bounce around the blogs... just a wee bit but I want to say thank you for being YOU and for all the wonderful comments and support while my life was upside down... I hope to be blogging soon.
Gigantic {hug} to you.
~Michele~

kjpweb said...

Cool - quite a flock! Smart of you to have the camera with you - despite being golfing!
Cheers, Klaus

2sweetnsaxy said...

Those were pretty cool.
:-)

Gretchen said...

Great shots! I love turkey, but the wild ones are too gamey and dry for me. Give me a nice farm-raised one any day of the week. :)

Kelly said...

Wow! Great photo series of the turkeys! Glad you finally were able to roll down your window to get more shots. It sure does look like a 'momma' bird alerting the others to get out of the road! Great post!

Tommy V said...

very nice... I have never captures a turkey in the wild. I have only seen one.

Willard said...

I'm glad you were able to photograph the flock of turkeys. I have been seeing a lot of them lately under the same circumstances. Sometimes they give one a photo op and sometimes not, but it is always a pleasure to see them.

I liked your series on the different types of squirrels too. Our encounters with wildlife makes the day as far as I am concerned.

Misty Dawn said...

WOW!!! What an awesome sighting and experience! I would have been beyond excited.

Sorry, I'm so late getting around this week. It has been one of those weeks.