Let's Talk Turkey
The wild turkeys are back. Today I had a visit from four plus one. The plus one is a baby. Unfortunately mom and baby made their way to the brush beyond the fence before I was able to get the camera out. The other three fell for the "corn bribe " under the bird feeder and posed for portraits.
I think the big one in front may be a tom and the others hens but I'm not sure. They are still probably young.
It's a little disturbing to only see one chick as I'd think they'd have a bigger brood, but so it goes. Perhaps there are predators around. I hope it's not because of some kind of breeding problems.
Here is one of the "bribees" at the feeder.
Meanwhile, not too far away, Chance was "bobbing" for apples.
The stuff on the ground are the pine chips from the downed trees. I still haven't moved any of them, but will on one of the days when the weather moderates.
Success!! Apple found and downed.
Nothing else to report, actually. I went out for breakfast with a friend so I could not do much in the morning. The heat was back on for the rest of the day after some showers in the morning. I keep hoping it will moderate a bit, but things don't look too promising. Right now the humidity is creeping back in, so it feels very "heavy" out there. And the BUGS!!
Note to all about Chance. He too is on a diet, like Tucker. His feed has been cut considerably and he has lost some weight. I may have to cut him back some more, however, but some good exercise surely would help. He is a very laid back fellow.
More often than not, when I go out for late night snack, he is lying down, sleeping somewhere. Maybe what I ought to do is just let him nap and forego the snack!!