Monday, March 07, 2011
The Rafter of Turkeys
They went through instinctual motions probably engrained by millions of years of evolution and pecked repeatedly as if there was something to eat on the snow. Or maybe they were just nervous tic's resulting from them being so out in the open. All the while their one eye facing me bore into me hard.
Wild Turkeys, like most birds, have fantastic eyesight. Usually if they sense any movement inside the house they scatter instantly. This day, they sensed me but only moved quickly to another spot in the yard. It seemed they were waiting for me to get my camera. I did and when I put it against the window, a couple of the bigger ones moved closer. "Yeah, look at us. We made it. We're the badasses, yeah that's right. We cool."
They paraded around for several minutes and then as if on cue, all took flight and were gone.
One more sign Mud Season is almost upon us. Spring is just around the corner.