Golden afternoon light of a winters day in January, the shadows lengthen stretching to the east. A troop of wild turkey feed in the meadow along the split rail fence. One turkey struts, balancing along the top rail – there’s one in every crowd – showing off for his pals!
On my way home yesterday, I spotted this group of wild turkeys feeding on the newly mown hay field. I pulled over and walked to the top of the ridge to get these pics – this is one of those times that I wish I had a good camera!
As soon as I topped the edge, they started off in the other direction – very skittish fowl!
I had to look up the collective noun for turkeys – they can be a flock, of course, but they are also a gang or a rafter! I love these collective nouns – some can be quite hilarious. There are good lists to be found on the internet – just google for them.
These wild things in our midst are always so thrilling to watch. Another wonderful part of the course of our seasons!