The Week In Seven Photos

After being chased by a gang of turkeys a few weeks ago out on the trails

I’ve been trying to convince my niece that she needs to give them another chance, but I have my work cut out for me after telling her that they can run up to 25mph and they form long-lasting social bonds. Unfortunately for my niece, they have full-color vision and can see movement a hundred yards away, which means they may always spot my neon jackets on the trails and join us for a walk.

After realizing that I have never oohed and aahed over turkeys like some of my favorite birds, it was time to share some of their charming traits.

After a little research, I’ve discovered that turkeys are very curious, intelligent, social and playful birds with distinct personalities like dogs and cats.

I wish I could share more personal experiences, but Harper has prevented us from becoming close friends with the turkeys as she continues to learn how to clear a yard.

I suppose I could also share some of the flirty qualities of the males, but honestly how much attention do these strutting fools really need.

Another amazing fact is that they love music and will cluck along with songs. It’s time to check out this weekend whether this fella is an AC/DC fan.

22 responses to “The Week In Seven Photos”

  1. I didn’t know they were into music. Please let us know if they like AC/DC or perhaps they would prefer Flock of Seagulls?!

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    1. My fondness for them increased when reading about their love of music. Although, one site mentioned classical music and I hope AC/DC doesn’t send them flying into the trees.😁

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  2. That male turkey was certainly strutting his stuff. I, too, have heard that turkeys are smart and resourceful. Let us know how they react to AC/DC. 😉

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    1. He’s out there strutting his stuff every morning and so far doesn’t have any competition. I’m already looking at the turkeys with a new attitude and they’ll become a favorite if they like AC/DC.😁

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  3. Really fun photos and words about the wild turkeys, ACI. I just saw a big tom displaying yesterday, and no matter how often I see them, I think they are amazing. Great to see so many aspects of them here. I like the third photo of the magnificent display, and also the wood pile photo. Cheers to you.

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    1. Thank you!😁 I can’t believe it began years ago with one turkey roaming around the yard and fighting with the truck to then inviting more of his friends and family every year and now they think they’re a part of the family. Harper and my niece still say we won’t be hanging out with them, but I’m actually looking forward to listening to some music with them.🐾😁

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  4. Great photos, have you seen them land in trees? My folks used to have a home in Atlanta, MI where many of them would land high in the trees. It’s odd to see such big birds up there.

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    1. Thank you!🙂 They roost in the woods around us and use our yard as the daily arrival and departure location. It is amazing how noisy they are when they fly into and through the trees and they always look a little out of control when they land in the morning.🙂

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      1. They’ve been partying all night! 😂

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    1. With their love of music they might become a favorite, but I haven’t convinced Harper or my niece.🐾😁

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  5. beautiful birds! Harper needs a chill pill.

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    1. Thank you and Harper sounds like a German Shepherd when they knock on the door.🐾😁

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  6. I love these images. The other day I had to come to a complete stop on the road to let a turkey that is quite solitary and hangs out around my house all the time. He would not get out of the road. And, I live on a very busy road. So, I’m not sure what was happening exactly but I do find them curious and beautiful in their own way. Thank you for this post, it was great. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!😁 As much as I continue to shake my head in disbelief that I have a yard full of turkeys every winter, they have been fascinating to watch at times and our relationship has already improved now that I know they’re curious souls that love music. Just a friendly warning, our turkey population began years ago with one turkey roaming around our yard and fighting with our truck to thirty of them now visiting in the winter. They have become a little too comfortable and have been known to hang out on the deck, knock on the door, block the driveway and wonder why I’m disturbing them and can be found standing on the truck and roof of the house.😁

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      1. that’s very funny….I envy you though, these relationships with animals are absolutely invaluable

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  7. Behaving like a bunch of, of, oh, I don’t know, turkeys?! They are very funny, full of character. I think there is a touch of the Bon Scott strut in that last photo, so an appreciation of AC/DC is a given…
    Hopefully Everton play less like turkeys and more like they know what they’re doing on Monday!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. The turkeys must have heard about the upcoming AC/DC concert because they failed to visit today. Always wonder where they go on the spring-like days, but I’m sure they’ll be back on Monday when winter returns. Hope I’m not out shoveling snow Monday and miss Kane’s winning goal against Everton.😁

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