Saturday, 24 March 2018

Turkeys and deer

Out the kitchen window... March 20th. The turkeys are in mating mode. The two males, with a harem of about a dozen females, strut around protecting them.


The story on trailcam #2 is fun! For newbies, the males have a 'beard' which you can see on the turkey above. The females do not.


This is a raccoon with kits. Hooper was chasing one of them last night at 9 p.m., he is incorrigible.


23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, Awesome collection of photos. I love the turkeys and the cute deer.
The deer tongue shot is so cute! Looks like they are all enjoying a feast.
Thank you for linking and sharing your post. I also appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
One cannot help but smile looking at these! YAM xx

Karen said...

Is that JB with the bucket? When we had a herd of deer around the yard, before dogs, Mike would shake the bucket of feed and they would come running. They would stand around waiting for him to throw the seed down but they wouldn't approach him.

Jenn Jilks said...

It IS JB, Karen! He adores his deer. It reminds him of being on the farm, as a kid, with the horses.

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful turkeys and deer! Love those fluffed out feathers of the males! Funny raccoon shot!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Such pleasing photos of both turkeys and deer. I enjoyed every one of them.:)

Small City Scenes said...

Wow critters abound----great. Love seeing the Turkeys. We have lots of deer here too.
Thanks for the visit
MB

Ella said...

Beautiful photos! Lovely shots!
Please tell the turkeys that they can emigrate to Europe!
We do not celebrate Thanksgiving! LOL (By the way, Canada is celebrating thanksgiving?) :)
Wishing you a nice weekend!

William Kendall said...

The turkeys are show offs!

They seem to get along all right with the deer.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what amazing captures. Love those turkeys strutting about.

Tom said...

...I've seen lots of turkeys, but never with their tails fanned out! Neat.

Christine said...

interesting about the beard.

Anonymous said...

Fascinating photos. Happy Saturday.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Jenn-
You have some great animals visiting you.
I am glad you feed them and are friendly to them.
Do you use a night motion camera to take the photos of the raccoons?
Just curious...
Thank you for your visit and comment.
Have a Happy WE!
Peace :)

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Jen ~ lots of critters visiting you ~ and neat photos!

Happy Days to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those turkeys are HUGE! We have some in our community but I don't think they are that big. Love seeing your photos! Hugs!

Phil Slade said...

Interesting that you have Wild Turkeys. Their displays must be similar to our Black grouse who indulge in "lekking", dancing around in circles, jumping up and down and making lots of noise. Not just at weekends though.

Irma said...

Wonderful animals in the snow.
The turkeys are really beautiful.
Best regards, Irma

Brian King said...

Beautiful turkeys! You have lots of visitors there!

Lowcarb team member said...

Some wonderful photographs of the turkeys and deer.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So very beautiful. But so very cold!!

NatureFootstep said...

I had to laugh. It looks like the turkey has a hat on :) The image with the deer :)

Angie said...

That's quite a crowd of turkey and deer ... I have to wonder what was going on when the deer stuck out its tongue!!!