Thursday, March 14, 2013

Turkey Talk

A few days ago I was working around the house when I looked out the window and realized traffic was backed up in front of my house.  Now, that’s unusual!  Even though I live on a main street that is fairly busy it’s uncommon that traffic comes to a complete stop in front of my house.  I went to the living room to look out the window to see if I could tell what was happening.  As I entered the living room, I noticed that traffic was stopped from the other direction, too.  A quick glance out the window of our front door and I knew exactly what was going on – the turkeys were coming to visit!  For some reason a few wild turkeys have decided to adopt our town.  They strut through town – all over town – and capture everyone’s attention.  They don’t seem to be afraid unless you get too close.  They’ve been seen in the park – with two of my grandchildren running to get close.
They have their own Facebook page here.  They have visited schools and churches, and offices and stores.  And then, one day last week, they decided to visit me!
I couldn’t get very close but when I stepped out onto the porch to get a better picture their 'Secret Service  Agent' gave a warning!  Up went the tail feathers!
I wanted to invite them for tea but they only seemed interested in things growing on the spot where my sweetheart took out an old tree.  I hoped, in their picking and pecking, they would completely remove the last vestiges of the tree stump.  But it was not meant to be!  Not long after they arrived they went around the corner, strutted down our driveway and headed east.  I was tempted to call my dear, little mother and tell her they were headed her way.  Not long after that my sweetheart saw them in a neighborhood nearby! 

So, now we can say we’ve had the experience of a visit from the Canby Town Turkeys!  Now, if it had only been closer to Thanksgiving Day – hmmmm. . .I wonder what would have happened?

7 comments:

  1. Oh, what a delight! I follow Susan Branch at her blog and too has turkeys visit. I hate to admit this, but I am so jealous!

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  2. How neat to spot these in town, wandering around, pretty as you please!

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  3. How fun! You know, I grew up in the country and never saw a wild turkey when I was a kid. I see them all the time now! I think they are making a come back. I think that's awesome:>)

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  4. Well, what an unusual sight! Funny to see them just walking down the street :)

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  5. Turkeys are so much fun to watch! Usually we see them on the ground, but sometimes they trick us and roost high in the trees! I enjoy gathering up turkey feathers when I'm in the woods. I keep them in a feather bouquet on a shelf at our cabin.

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  6. How fun to see the turkeys in your very own neighborhood.

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  7. Wow, turkeys on the front lawn!

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