Saturday, October 10, 2009

Camera Critters # 79

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

I had a lucky encounter yesterday and found a group of Wild Turkey in an open field. Since I have my camera with me most of the time, I was able to get several photos of the flock before they left. There were three gobblers trying to strut their stuff.
The gobblers were having a lot of fun while the females were feeding.
It was a fun encounter and I was happy to be a part of the action.

31 comments:

Wren said...

I don't often see the males hanging about, usually just the females. Nice photos. I like the dove in the header, too. Every time I come here you have a wonderful new photo up top.

Carletta said...

Great shots Tom!
I haven't seen any males yet. Yesterday Mama and her babies walked through. They were drenched by the rain and the babies are getting hard to tell the difference now.
It sure pays to keep that camera handy.

Mine's here:
Carletta’s Captures.

Coy said...

Good captures Tom!

It looks like some young boys strutting their stuff, no visible beards.

Have a great weekend my friend, I'm off to the lake now to wet a line....

Dina said...

Wow, they stayed that long? They sure are big.
I just can't see turkeys without thinking Thanksgiving.
Lovely banner you've got, too, Fishing Guy.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yes, it was your lucky day!
Great shots, FG!!

Pietro said...

Nice pictures, Tom! They are stout and really fill up the frame!

eileeninmd said...

What a cool sighting. The strutting males are cool shots. thanks for sharing your turkey critters.

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, were you in my back yard? I mean, this is something we see all the time...and hear...turkey's being noisy and they chase cats...did you know? thanks for sharing!
Sandi

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Good shots.I guess these are not going to be on our Thanksgiving table this weekend.:)
Blessings,Ruth

Tom said...

I wish we had these in the wild over here... you caught them so well and shows the sense of always having a camera handy..

Kitty said...

Wild turkey! I've never imagined them in the wild before :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Really well done! Or lucky - who knows! I'm doing a post on them, with a video of turkeys tomorrow! I'll link to your shots!

Willard said...

That's a good encounter, Tom and you got excellent photos of it. I haven't had any good photo ops with turkeys lately, but it should pick up soon.

Thanks for the plug for the DVD set in your comment. It is much appreciated.

Tipper said...

Wow a great capture! Makes me long for Thanksgiving dinner.

Craig Glenn said...

RUN Turkey RUN!!!

Craig

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These do look like good eating Tom. :)

Gaelyn said...

Nice. Hope you strutted your stuff along with the other Toms.

Haven't seen any turkeys in a while here. Nice capture. I try to take my camera everywhere also. Then forget to take pictures.

Nice captures Tom.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Tom... We have turkeys up here --but I've never seen the males... They are so pretty. You captured some great shots.
Hugs,
Betsy

darsden said...

awesome encounter indeed! Great shots

Jo Castillo said...

I never thought of turkeys as pretty, Betsy from Tennessee. Ha. These are gorgeous, though. Wow.

Luke said...

Can't wait till thanksgiving!!!

Sreddy Yen said...

Wow, there are still wild turkeys roaming around? Awesome shots of these birds! (It's amazing that they aren't in the freezers of the supermarkets - LOL) Enjoy your day :)

Darla said...

You have some strange encounters Tom!

We love Luna said...

Hello dear friend!
wow What a adorable community!:)
Wonderful pictures as usual your posts are always fabulous!
Have a nice week, and happy camera critters
purrs, love...
Luna

George said...

I really like the picture of the gobblers strutting their stuff. Wonderful catch.

jabblog said...

Extraordinary sight. It must be lovely to see them in the wild.

storyteller said...

How fun to see all these wild turkeys. Thanks for sharing. I've shared Wild Bear photos at Small Reflections this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Rambling Woods said...

I have only seen a group of hens, so this was a treat. They are a very manly flock...lol... Michelle

Tina said...

Hanging with the boys...great shots of all those toms..tom!
I love running into flocks of turkeys..they always give you some kind of behavior that is worth photographing!!

Craver Vii said...

Neat feathers, but boy are their heads ug-ly!

Mary said...

Wow...that's a lot of turkeys! Great shots. They better run, with Thanksgiving coming up.