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Old 11-10-2010, 07:52 PM   #11
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I plant their seeds yearly alongside the feeders to provide natural perches for the birds.
As the season progresses....I enjoy watching the acrobatic chickadees, ever tugging finches, and the blue jays feed right from their mature heads.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:49 PM   #12
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I'd leave some for the birds too, of course, but I really do like snacking on them myself.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #13
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Great grouse shot, havalotta!
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:17 AM   #14
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Wild Turkey just in time for Thanksgiving!

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Heyyyyy, that's not very nice - get your tail feathers out of my face!!!

Those are really nice shots. They don't look at all like they do when they're strutting, do they?
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #16
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WAY TO G GIRL!!!
You've accomplished what I've been on the prowl for, for the last two years..... to get a turkey shot (Not literally) for the Novembers contest.
Your fanning just has to be one of the finalists.... being Thanksgiving and all!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:05 AM   #17
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I've seen wild turkey tracks in my yard, crossing the road, traveling through my yard, but never sticking around and so relaxed as they are in your pictures. Hopefully that will change for me and I'll get to admire them close up in person. In the mean time, I'll just admire your photos.

I'm still glad the bald eagle won as the symbol of our country, but I can sorta see why Ben Franklin suggested the turkey.

Double checking my facts, I came across this which suggests that he didn't actual nominate the turkey for our countries symbol: "The society's insignia had a poorly drawn eagle that looked more like a turkey, which prompted Franklin's naturally inquisitive mind to compare and contrast the two birds as a symbol for the United States."

To read his comments: Ben Franklin Compares the Turkey and Eagle as American Symbols
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Nice addition.
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Beautiful shots, Becky!! I love how turkeys have so many different colored and shaped feathers on their bodies! Every year, I show my students several turkey feathers from different parts of their bodies. They NEVER believe me that they are from the same bird! LOL
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... I love how turkeys have so many different colored and shaped feathers on their bodies! Every year, I show my students several turkey feathers from different parts of their bodies. They NEVER believe me that they are from the same bird! LOL
I love that you share these things with your students!
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