Saturday, November 28, 2009

Camera Critters # 86 - Wild Turkey


Being Thanksgiving week I thought I would display some wild turkey I saw one day along the road.

There was a large flock probably of one family.

They stayed around a long time and I got quite a few photos of the gang.


You can see a lot of critters above.

35 comments:

Martha in PA said...

Great turkey post! We used to see the wild turkey along Rt 417 in FL all the time going too and from Disney, but I never stopped to try and take a photograph. I didn't want the FHP to get upset with me!

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures Fishing Guy. Here in OK we have lots of wild turkeys and I have sometimes come upon a whole flock (herd, school, ???) of them up close but have never had my camera close by.

Snap said...

Perfect for Thanksgiving weekend. Beautiful birds and photos!

Barb said...

Perfect, FG! Glad that these escaped the roaster. Your new header is great!

Darla said...

Guess they are safe for another year!

Dina said...

Oh this is so exciting to see all those turkeys, wild, free, and alive. Lucky you. Thanks for showing us!

Jedediah said...

Gorgeous birds. I'm always surprised how big they are.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

How FUN to see these wild turkeys! Glad they survived Thanksgiving ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Ladynred said...

They must be thankful that they are not in the market or else byebye! (smile) Great pictures.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great shots, FG!
They don't get close enough for me to get "good" shots of them.
BUT, someday I'll own a zoom lens and they won't have to be close.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic shots !! I have never seen Turkey so closely !! Great post !!Unseen Rajasthan

Cezar and Léia said...

wow they are so huge, I could not hunt this "bird" LOL
Beautiful pictures, I have never seen this critter "face to face", cool post!
purrs and love
your friend
Luna - We love Luna

Nikki-ann said...

There'll be a few less turkeys about after Christmas, no doubt. Great shots :)

Jack and Joann said...

Perfect time for wild turkey pics. Now go help yourself to a shot of Wild Turkey----the other kind.

Denise said...

Those are wonderful photos of the turkey's. I've never seen them that close before.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Tom. Great shots.

Gaelyn said...

And after that you could eat turkey? They are magnificent birds. Nice shots Tom.

Jeanne said...

This is great. Some fine plumage there.

imac said...

Still got some live Turkey then.

chubskulit said...

I bet lots of them mourn in losing their friends and families last Thanksgiving hehehe (kidding). Great shots!

Magpie is my entry.

Willard said...

An excellent camera critters post, Tom. I like to see the strutting, or "puffed up" as we sometimes call it.

Dimple said...

Well, I've got wild turkeys, too! It must be Thanksgiving!

eden said...

Wonderful turkey shots. It reminds me of my Dad who breed turkeys before..

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am sure you were think of Thanksgiving when you saw them Tom. :)

Tricia said...

What a big flock & you really did get some great shots of them! Very cool job

wenn said...

wow..nice..

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Lawstude said...

a turkey chased the he** out of me when i was younger so i am kinda' scared of them. but i do my revenge on the dinner table.

Dirkjogt said...

Very nice to see. Don't see wild turkeys around here.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and I love your turkey photos. I hope they survived.

Wren said...

Nice job, FG! Do you know, even in large groups, I've only ever seen females in the wild? Never a male.

Mary said...

Wonderful turkeys! Makes me feel bad for eating one, when I see them wild like this.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful. They're safe around this vegetarian.

Tipper said...

They are so pretty when they strut their stuff : )

susieofarabia said...

Fabulous turkey pictures, Tom! I haven't been around in a while - was traveling and taking care of some family business. Trying to catch up on the impossible task of blog hopping! Happy Holidays!!!