Friday, July 2, 2010

a rare sight

I am loving some things about where we live. Apparently Ohio is renowned for birdwatching opportunities, and I've seen some interesting birds just by walking out my apartment's front door, including cardinals and other types I've only seen in books before now. Today on our walk, aside from viewing the usual 10-20 Canadian geese, sparrows, and red winged blackbirds, Lo and I saw a wild turkey and its chicks! We stood just a few feet away from this hugest bird. The turkey momma (? it still had a big fan tail, so I'm not sure if it was a girl turkey or a boy?) swayed its head and the chicks scuttled and pecked near the big turkey's feet. How awesome.

I did not have my camera, but this googled photo is what it looked like, only there were taller weeds all around nearly camouflaging the birds from my view.


Valerie said...

Birds are amazing! I noticed some birds up at Lowman that I wondered about --miniature in size that flew in a flock and had a cute "peep."

Morgan said...

Brice can talk to turkeys. He starts gobbling at them and they always talk back--especially the boy ones. On his mission in Peru, he started talking to one and it ran out and kicked his companion!! Watch out for those males!