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Old Oct 25, 2011, 5:40 PM   #1
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Default Some gobblers in the backyard

Today has been a dreary, wet, overcast day. On my way out to get the mail I saw these turkeys out the window in the backyard. I've never seen them in the yard before. They were big birds. Imagine my surprise when walking by the window I see this mass of black. There must have been about 10-12 of them.

I hate shooting through windows. I had no choice. It was raining outside when I took the photos. The reflection of the curtain didn't help matters any, either. In the last photo I tried to crack open the back door, but it didn't work. They spotted me and flew off. Water was pouring down the awning so I couldn't just crack open the door.











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Old Oct 26, 2011, 6:52 PM   #2
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Boy, silly birds. Don't they know that Thanksgiving is just around the corner??

BTW, I didn't know they can fly.
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JayC, how cool to have turkeys in you backyard.

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Nice series JayC!
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 10:49 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I really wish the conditions were better. It was an awful weather day. Just miserable. It seems that has been the theme here, lately. Anything worth taking a picture of has to be taken when the weather is awful. I really don't like the transition months because that usually means nothing but rain and clouds for us.

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Boy, silly birds. Don't they know that Thanksgiving is just around the corner??

BTW, I didn't know they can fly.
lol My thought was kind of similar to yours. When I saw them I was thinking, "There's a bunch of Thanksgiving dinners walking around out there!"

I've known turkeys could "fly" but not FLY. The last photo was the result of cracking open the back door to try and get a better shot. They saw me and took off. I've only ever seen a turkey fly in sprints, usually across the road when you least expect it. It can be quite an eye opener to see this large bird come out of nowhere right in front of you. That's happened to me a couple times. One time was in a little tin can Plymouth Neon. The turkey flew out of the weeds right across the road. Just barely made it over the roof of the car. Another time was about a month ago when two came out of the weeds and flew right across the road.
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Makes me hungry!

When is Turkey season? I think I now know just the spot to setup
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They actually look slender for turkeys- not fattened up yet for Xmas...
Turkeys must HATE Christmas.... poor things..!!
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