Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Turkeys!

Turkey eating timothy

A flock of two dozen turkeys has been crossing our ridge for the last few mornings, and today, they made an encore evening appearance. Although there are plenty of crickets and grasshoppers, these turkeys seem to be eating only the ripening timothy seed heads.

They're beautiful, they're huge, and they're incredibly alert. If I'd had any say in the matter, we would have gone along with Ben Franklin's suggestion--wild turkey for the national symbol.

Turkeys at sundown

1 comment:

OfTroy said...

yeah, but... you don't eat your national symbol for dinner, and turkey (even factory bred turkey) taste great!