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Thursday, April 2, 2015
It is a Beautiful Spring Morning!
Two Tom Turkey
Good morning on this beautiful day of April 2nd!
It is a beautiful spring morning here in southern Oklahoma this morning! It is
partly cloudy with a bit of a cool breeze and the wildlife seem to be really
As I stepped out onto my back porch this morning, the sounds
of birds singing were all around me. I could hear cardinals, which are usually
the loudest, singing to each other from one tree to another. The chickadees,
house wrens and tufted titmice were chiming right in. I could hear two owls
calling to each other in the distance. Turkey hens were chattering and the toms
were gobbling as they did their little dance trying to impress the ladies.
As I stepped around to look in the back yard, there were
turkey everywhere! I saw at least 4 toms and 8 hens. The hens seems to be
little impressed by the toms doing their dance for them. They just continued on
their way, pecking at seeds and insects on the ground. The toms strutted along
behind them continuing to “strut their stuff”.
As I stood there watching them, 2 white tail deer came
running around the corner of the tree line. They stopped when they first saw
all the turkey, but then proceeded to walk amongst them cautiously. The deer
aren’t afraid of the turkey, but they don’t really like getting to close to
them. I think all the movement makes them a little nervous.
I don’t want to make this an X-rated post, but I even got to
see some “turkey love” this morning. You can’t really see it in the picture,
but there is a turkey hen underneath this tom. I first wondered what was going
on when I saw him kicking up a little dirt. Hubby, who is quite a bit taller
than I am, could see better and let me know that there was a little love making
going on out there. Whoops! I didn’t mean to intrude!