Turkeys in the Fog

For years now we have had a rafter of wild turkeys that roam the area around our office. The rafter has slowly grown bigger and bigger. I was talking to a colleague earlier this week and he said that that the most he had seen was about 15-20. I argued that I had seen more than 20. Tonight you will see the proof πŸ™‚

Wild Turkeys, Turkeys in the Fog, Parking Lot, Fog, Flock of Turkeys, Rafter of TurkeysLast Friday when I arrived at the office it was foggy, but the rafter of wild turkeys had gathered in the parking lot behind our building.

In this picture there are about 20 wild turkeys.

Wild Turkeys, Turkeys in the Fog, Parking Lot, Fog, Flock of Turkeys, Rafter of TurkeysYou can tell that this picture was taken just after the previous one as the FedEx truck has just rounded the corner. You can also see that another wild turkey has joined in the fun.

Wild Turkeys, Turkeys in the Fog, Parking Lot, Fog, Flock of Turkeys, Rafter of TurkeysThe turkey had joined the others from this area of the parking lot where there were at least 10 more. This made a rafter of at least 30 wild turkeys.

You can see that two of the turkeys are roosting on the metal railing. I just always hope that they don’t roost on top of my car. Believe me it does happen as I have pictures of them on other vehicles.

Wild Turkeys, Turkeys in the Fog, Parking Lot, Fog, Flock of Turkeys, Rafter of TurkeysI watched the turkeys mill around for awhile and took more pictures. I believe that they have a sort of ugly beauty to them. Their heads may be a bit ugly, but they have really beautiful feathers.

Wild Turkeys, Turkeys in the Fog, Parking Lot, Fog, Flock of Turkeys, Rafter of TurkeysThe turkeys all of a sudden turned and started walking away. Not sure why as they had been aware of me for some time. Perhaps they knew I needed to get to my class and they were removing the temptation for me to stay outside and take pictures πŸ™‚

Have you seen a rafter of wild turkeys this big?

Steven

 

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One Response to Turkeys in the Fog

  1. Maggi Fagen says:

    We have lots of wild turkeys in our area, but I have never counted how many we have seen in one time. I have never seen any with their tail feathers fanned. We also have turkey vultures!!

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