Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I've mentioned a few times on this blog that I have a flock of turkeys that reside near my house. Near enough anyway that I saw them fairly regularly most of last year. However once winter arrived here in force, they disappeared and I haven't seen them. I found this odd since now the leaves are all down, they should be fairly easy to spot. But half of winter has passed me by and I had yet to see them until last week that is.
I was out on the back deck with my camera and telephoto lens looking at some hawks nearby and trying to get a decent picture (still haven't) when through the woods to my right I noticed something moving. I trained my lens over there and lo and behold, I found my turkeys. They were in the very bottom corner of my neighbors lawn pecking away and looking quite healthy.
It is nice to see my turkeys once again but it brings up a question that I don't know the answer too. How far to turkeys roam? I'm guessing since I have now seen these turkeys during every season, the answer is not very far. One of these days, with my neighbors permission, I need to tramp through the woods that border our properties and see if I can find out where they roost for the night. That might make a good photograph.