Turkey Tree

Turkey in Tree

This big bird was playing hide and seek with the dogs. They spotted me and told me Kraw! It wasn’t a crow, a raven, a hawk, a buzzard or an eagle but close enough. They are sure all of those above marauders are out to get their livestock so they make sure the big birds don’t land here. Mooove along!

We’ve been without fires for most of the past week. It’s been warm enough or at least sunny when it’s not warm so the cottage has stayed very temperate without any heating.

Outdoors: 34°F/15°F Cloudy
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/62°F

Daily Spark: Pecan – when you spy some food in the pantry.

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5 Responses to Turkey Tree

  1. Teresa says:

    Sometimes it’s amusing what the guard dogs can see as a threat. Of course, my dog would just think of it as a big juicy snack and go after it.

  2. David Lloyd Sutton says:

    Walter, we have those critters here in Davis California too. Not your big robust eastern birds, but the still impressive if scrawnier western species. A few times last year a flock of about fifty that normally resides on the back of the local cemetary blocked our Pole Line Road (midddle of a small city!) for almost half an hour. Did I mention these are wild only by definition? Ours expect cars and pedestrians to defer to them. Once in Missouri, outside Carrollton, I had a pair of their economy sized gobblers fly over the front of my truck one morning. They looked like feathered B-52s!

  3. mellifera says:

    You reckon there’s any way to convince them turkeys (or other currently black-listed wildlife) are ok?

    My bucket-list item of hosting whooping cranes on the farm may depend on it. ; )

    • We taught the dogs not to bark at the moose so it can be done very selectively. They are also trained to bark differently for different things. I want to expand on this further. Upcoming post that is already half written.

  4. terry says:

    Great photos! as usual. We have huge flocks of Turkeys out our back windows. We had one nest just on the other side of our fence a couple years ago.

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