2008-10-29

Gobble Gobble Gobble






The local turkey population around the farm here has got a bad case of the gobbles. I hear them constantly since it's spring and the Tom Turkeys are out with the hens. I took these photos last year of a hen turkey on Terry's farm next door - you can just make out her newly hatched chicks in the grass.

9 comments:

  1. Wow either you have a REALLY good camera or you were able to get really close! i wish the baby chicks werent hidden by the grass!

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  2. Hey Girl!!! I had to keep right down but the camera I have isn't half bad for a basic canon. It's quite good for images but...I would love one of those ones they use for photographing wildlife - dreams are free!!!!

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  3. Yep I agree the pics are good. Sorry I couldn't drop by the last couple of days - but got a really bad viral ear,nose,throat infection. Slightly better today, but still need to rest a day or two. See you!

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  4. Oh no...that's no good Cats. sorry to hear that. I'm down with a viral gastric flu at the moment..not helpful when I've got a paper to get out by tomorrow!! Get better soon!!!

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  5. Gday Liz. Great close ups I can just see chicks in the last pic.
    By the way I see you have Canon camera..I love my Canon 700 camera,,

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  6. Are the Turkey's wild or do they belong on the farm?

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  7. Hi Jen - Canons are great cameras. Mine is a little A550 but it had great reviews and works brilliantly. The chicks were so small I just couldn't get them right up into the picture. Love your jokes by the way - you are such a wag!!

    Hi Bob - Those turkeys are descendants from the ones the settlers brought over to eat a plauge of caterpillers that were eating their crops. They're North American turkeys and we literally have hundreds of them running around. We used to have a pet one -great watch dogs.

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  8. hmm what are they like to eat? I heard they're quite tough.

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  9. Depends on the time of year. Month with out an R in it and the younger ones if you can nab them. They're not too bad. You've just got to cook them right.

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