Saturday, January 31, 2015

Popping Out


Does anyone else ever experience this?

When something is out of place in your home, does it seem to pop out at you?

Seriously, if a knife were in with the forks, it would pop out at you immediately, right?

Well, that's what happened the morning I was preparing Baked Macaroni and Cheese.


  
Looking out the kitchen window, I saw this and thought,
" Hey, that dark blob doesn't belong there." 



Relying on "zoomer" for this job, I got a tad closer only to discover turkeys.





There were about ten turkeys roosting in the trees.  

Did you know that when the snow is light, fluffy and deep, the turkeys cannot walk on it?
Nor can they dig through it for natural foods.  Because of their size and weight, they would sink.  In the Winter, turkeys can tolerate the cold if they have adequate food to prevent excessive weight loss.

So, the food they nibble on while off the ground consists of the berries of the many  Winterberry vines.  Once the snow hardens they will be able to look for nuts once again.



Sharing what popped out with you and those at




So whats popped out at you lately?

24 comments:

Delores said...

Truly amazing how they can lift that bulk into the air and roost in the trees.

Pamela Gordon said...

I always notice when something is out of place too JP. How neat that you spied the dark blob in the tree and realized it was turkeys. I didn't know that fact about them. With all the fluffy snow we have here I guess I'd best be looking in the trees too! lol

Sandra said...

I wish my drawer stayed that organized and i would love to see a live turkey, a wild one i mean...

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

I know exactly that feeling JP.
I like to see the cutlery all in their places.. plates and glasses too.
The turkey looks great in the tree.. a good photo.
Do you eat them!!
enjoy your lunch.. xxxx val

Linda said...

A place for everything and everything in its place. That was a sign hanging in our Shop Class (yes, girls took Shop back then, too) in the 1960's. My FIL had chickens that stayed in trees, but that had nothing to do with fluffy snow. Crazy Birds!!! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

MorningAJ said...

Are they naturally tree-dwellers? I know hens are (chickens - not sure what you call them over there). It would make sense iof turkeys were.

TexWisGirl said...

how cool. hope they can find food. :)

Breathtaking said...

Oh my, wild turkey! Good job with the zoom. Incredible sighting!
Regards.

Ginny said...

Wow, wild turkeys. What a treat!! I did not know this fact about walking on snow. So they could be trapped up in the trees for days in a big snowfall. But I do know that wild turkeys can fly, so I suppose they would fly to where the snow has been shoveled. Whenever anything is out of place here, I never find it!

eileeninmd said...

I hope they survive the cold winter, cool photos and post.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

Barb said...

Glad you saw something unusual and pointed the zoom lens at it!

Margaret Adamson said...

I had to smile at the first shot and what your wrote. That was a surprise to see the Turkeys in the tree. Have a lovely weekend.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

turkey sandwich please. with mayo, lettuce, why not add bacon & cheese. thanks!! ( :

i would notice the out of place silverware but not the hubby ... depends on the person i guess.

Ann said...

I can't believe how neat your drawer is.
My brother always had wild turkeys roaming around in his back yard. I never knew all those little tidbits about them though

Su-sieee! Mac said...

10 wild turkeys, wowza! Hope they're able to make it through your winter.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Stephanie said...

Interesting info on the turkey.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

To see them in the trees is a special treat. Nice shots.

bailey-road.com said...

What a cool sight!

Felicia said...

winter is hard on alot of the wild animals.

EG CameraGirl said...

I didn't know turkeys can't walk on fluffy snow! I have seen them in trees before though. I'm sure they feel much safer being up high at night.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Terrific photos! I had no idea about their walking on snow. We usually see them around in the winter, but none lately.

Rambling Woods said...

Ho ho.... I love wild turkeys...... We have them here..... Great catch!.... Michelle

Lea said...

Glad you noticed the turkeys and shared the photos. Seeing wildlife always adds a little zing! to my day.
Lea

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Just like that time there was a piece of Bologna on the patio door....

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