Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Danger! Danger!

Lacking our usual partner
in crime (Becky),
Max (my dog) and I headed
out for a walk about the immediate area.



In typical Minnesota fashion,
we went from several days in the 90's
right down to a high today of 70.
Very windy and sunny made
for a walk we couldn't complain about.

Someone could though...


Do you see him?





I'll help you a little more...


As we approached,
several adult turkeys
and many, many baby
turkeys flew up and away.
Saddly, the babies were too fast for me
to photograph...

except for this one.
You can see the little one
towards the upper right.


This one was obviously the look out
and he was none too happy that he didn't
scare us away.
Bad enough I didn't fear him,
Max didn't even give him a second look!



Sensing his total frustration with us,
we left him to do his job.

It sure was fun while it lasted!








27 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Great pics Jill, it took me a while to discover him in the first picture.
Have a great day!

Eva

Gloria Hood said...

Great pics! Love the wildlife out there!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Maybe it's a good sign they're too fast for the camera! That bodes well for hunting season.

Jenny Woolf said...

Wild turkeys, I never heard of them! I should think it's useful for them to have a lookout, even if it is not a very scary one! :)

Debbie said...

the thrill of the chase!! i know it well!!

Julie Marie said...

Oh Jill, they are precious!... you know me and Nature... I can never get enough... xoxo Julie Marie

Susan said...

What a beautiful place to walk, and to come across wild turkeys is a bonus! Awesome!

Terri Buster said...

You never know what is going to pop up out of the brush on a walk!

Madi and Mom said...

Gobble gobble!! Mom and I L O V E
turkey. I think Mr. Turkey would taste lovely with a side of cranberries. MOL
Hugs Madi and Mom

Chatty Crone said...

I saw something but I thought at first it was a groundhog. Turkeys that was so cool. sandie

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

How cool. I would have run away if I saw one. I am not fond of them or chickens or ducks. Great path to walk though. Seems very peaceful.
Ana

TexWisGirl said...

your dog didn't react? wow. just a boring old turkey...

Blessed Serendipity said...

I have never seen a turkey in the wild before, let alone baby turkeys! Lucky you.

xo,
Danielle

Beth said...

Love the pictures of the wild turkeys. What a sight to see.

The Jones Family said...

Hi Jill -- I am your newest follower. Love this post. Great pictures of the wild turkeys. I have never been to Minnesota but have ancestors that came from there (Stewartsville, I think) so I would love to visit some day. I love your blog. Your photography is great. Looking forward to more posts!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Great pictures! I would have screamed! But that's just me, I'm usually afraid of my own shadow. Enjoy!

nanny said...

Lucky you to walk upon wild turkeys!! Don't you it? Awesome shots!

missing moments said...

What a great walk with unexpected surprises!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what a great walk and awesome pictures, Jill! I just wanted to stop by to say "hi" and hope you're having a good summer!!!
XO

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh how fun these are, I bet that adult was very, very protective

Paula said...

Don't ya just love to see the wild turkeys?

Lynne said...

I might have run right back up that path if those turkey's were running towards me. . .

BlueShell said...

Amazing Photos...and yes...that was fun....while it lasted, fo sure!
Love
Isabel , aka BluEshell - Portugal (from a little town in the Viseu District _ MANGUALDE)- If you go to Google maps you look for Mangualde, Viseu...and you may see my tiny town...

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Great pictures, Jill! I especially love the one of the lane. How cool that you saw baby turkeys!
Our temperature today is expected to be much cooler too. That's okay with us!

Susan said...

I love your turkey shots Jill. Yes, can see the baby one too. How cool is Max not to bother with them!

Nancy Claeys said...

What a great find! And those turkeys are fast. Awesome captures.

Rohrerbot said...

What a turkey!!!:)