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Old 04-16-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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Spring is here and it's turkey courtin' time! This morning I saw a tom displaying to around a half a dozen hens in our field right outside our bedroom window when I got up. I had to put the lens right up against the screen and crank the zoom up to the max to get anything. I apologize for the crappy photo quality in advance. (I wish I already had that new camera I'm planning to get!)
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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You certainly have a nice view of them!
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Spring is here and it's turkey courtin' time! This morning I saw a tom displaying to around a half a dozen hens in our field right outside our bedroom window when I got up.
How wonderful! I *love* the idea of being able to just look out a window and witness the beauty of nature.

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I apologize for the crappy photo quality in advance. (I wish I already had that new camera I'm planning to get!)
Not to worry. When viewed as thumbnails, you get the whole effect --you got quite close up. Even when opened, I found myself looking at the display, not the picture quality. ...Of course, I understand your wanting a crisp, clear picture of such a cool experience.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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Very nice! I was lucky enough to witness a few dozen turkeys roosting in trees, and watched them wake up. I had no idea they would "strut" way up there in the tree tops. All puffed up and displaying their fan, while standing on a tip of a branch. It was amazing.
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Lucky you BiigBlue! I've never seen them do that.
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When our dog Calliope was alive, she once flushed them up into the trees while we were on a walk, they are very good fliers for such large heavy birds!
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Very nice! I was lucky enough to witness a few dozen turkeys roosting in trees, and watched them wake up. I had no idea they would "strut" way up there in the tree tops. All puffed up and displaying their fan, while standing on a tip of a branch. It was amazing.
Now *that* sounds like a sight to see! Lucky you!
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Thanks! It was something else to see! I didn't have the best line of vision, but I did get to see several fly down, from tree to the ground. They fly quite a distance before they land.
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I just saw one this afternoon flying high into a tulip tree. It really amazes me!
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:45 AM   #10
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I noticed a few turkeys this week in the fields very similar to this. What I'm wondering....And I've never noticed it until this year is.
Certain fields seem to cast a BLUE reflection in them. Is that caused by ice crystals reflecting the skies color?
Someone told me it was caused by a type of fertilizer application, but as you can see, it doesn't follow throughout the field.
I think he's the one full of fertilizer. Of course I did not tell him that.
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