Saturday, 4 April 2015

Amorous turkeys in full feathers!

Look at his blue face!!!
All critters are getting excited. Crazy bird chases, squirrel chases, too.

They are feeling particularly twitterpated! You can tell by the blue in the male's faces!
Jan. 16/13 'normal!'

Here, chicky, chicky! They praddle along, then realize they are hungry, eat some, then spot a female, and do their displays, again!

I must admit that they aren't totally in focus. I realized that my eyes are changing, again, with age. My long-distance is really bad, but it's slightly improved, rendering my current glasses less than useful and uncomfortable. My reading (and time on the computer) is getting difficult. I had my old glasses made into reading glasses, for bedtime. I've ordered a new pair of glasses with graduated lenses. News and film at 11:00!

They followed her, like twins.
This is a group of 5 we've been seeing all winter.

S.C. #68!


eileeninmd said...

It is awesome to see the turkeys displaying and their pretty breeding colors.. Great shots, Jen! Happy Easter! Thank you for linking up! Have a great weekend!

Out To Pasture said...

Wow, what a difference in a male turkey's face colour! Looks like he went crazy with blue eye shadow. What's with the bear crossing sign? I thoroughly enjoy your blog.
Cheers, Florence

TexWisGirl said...


Gunilla Bäck said...

They're big birds. Happy Easter, Jennifer!

carol l mckenna said...

Wild Turkeys but it is Spring that is what they do ~ right? Great shots!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Red said...

The toms put on a colorful show. It looks like they have lots of competition.

William Kendall said...

The toms really are strutting around!

Nancy J said...

How different, in nature the male partner has the bright colours, and struts his stuff, in us, we females have bright clothes, make-up, hair done just so, and the men wear dark suits, maybe the tie would be a bright spot. Look at the deer gathering too, maybe they enjoyed the display. Glasses, Hugh had new computer ones, and an upgrade in bi-focals a few weeks ago, 6 months maybe till one cataract can be removed!!
I met a man some years ago, in a bike and quad shop!!! He ordered his glasses online, anti-fog for under the helmet, and so much less in cost, as long as you know the prescription, and size. I like our optometrist, he takes great care to find frames that fit well and suit (my face).

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What glorious display - no better sign of spring on its way!!!

Oh I know about the eyes too... hey ho... YAM xx

Kay L. Davies said...

I used to know about male turkeys displaying, but I'd forgotten. Thanks for the colourful reminder. Good stuff, Jenn, glasses or no glasses.
Luv, K

Kay said...

Those two look so much alike, how does a girl turkey ever decide which one she likes better? LOL

Linda M. Carmean said...

Such a great time of year to observe turkeys! I just love them!

hope you get your new glasses soon and they work well for you.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful to see them displaying. HAPPY EASTER.

EG CameraGirl said...

NEAT! I've seen quite a few wild turkeys lately but none displaying their tails!