Teenagers

Watching them parade through the woods that edge our property, all I could do was wait until they got closer.  Following the "leader" they navigated their way through the brambles and brush that we leave intentionally, not only as a deterrent but also to provide for Mother Nature's creatures, they picked up their pace as they got closer to a food source.

Before I knew it they were feasting on all the dropped seed around the feeders and picking through the grass and the herbaceous patches for ticks.

All young jakes, they only hung around about an hour before returning to the woods to hunker down for the night. 

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Teenagers

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Comments

kathyinozarks said…
when we lived at our woods home we soo loved watching the wild turkeys I fed three families of youngsters with 3 hens one summer during a severe drought-so fun to watch grow up
MadSnapper said…
Photos are awesome shots of these gobble gobble
Jutta.K. said…
Was für interessante Vögel !
Tolle Fotos wieder.
Liebe Grüße
Inger said…
To have visitors like these must be so much fun.
Ginny Hartzler said…
They must have been starving! I have never seen one in the wild, they are so good at hiding.
Debbie said…
beautiful, both the teens and the images. i guess they survived thanksgiving!!
Ann said…
So that's what the teen turkeys do for fun...lol
carol l mckenna said…
Sounds like normal 'teen' behavior to me ~ great photos !

Live with love each moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
NanaDiana said…
Love it. We actually live in a condo unit 'in town' but it feels rural-river on one side-wide wild natural ravine on the other side-48 units on 4 acres so it is like a park. Every day we have The Turkey Parade-they come and scoop up everything the birds have dropped. Yesterday I looked out and one was ON TOP OF my bird bath drinking. lol. So funny. We, too, have some teenagers in the group. There are about 8 or 9 of them that travel as a group. Fun to watch.
Have a great day- xo Diana
Anni said…
Sweet images! I do love finding turkeys in the wild and, your photos are superb!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us birders at IRBB
Villrose said…
Wow! What a gang!
Veronica Lee said…
I've never seen one in the wild! Fabulous shots!
These birds are always interesting to see. One time, I had a whole "gang" of them come walking through my yard. I have no idea where they came from, because although it is wooded around my yard, it's also on a very busy street, and the woods become spartan in all directions.

One time, I was driving on the Merritt Parkway, and saw one fly over the highway like a cannon ball. It "launched" from one side, barely cleared the roofs of the cars, and landed on the other side, in an arc. It was amazing to see. (And I'm not kidding about it looking like a round cannon ball as it did that feat.)
betty-NZ said…
What a great honor to watch them for so long! We see occasional wild turkeys on our travels. They are so fun to see.

Your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week is an exciting addition! Thanks for joining us!

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