Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Survivors




Since Thanksgiving, 

wild turkeys have been emboldened to come around close to the house.

I heard a soft clucking this morning, 

and glanced up from my desk to see two hen turkeys

on the patio outside my studio window.





This one looked a little accusing,

 and I wondered if she could possibly know about all those leftovers in the fridge.





The red squirrel seemed to think it was no big deal.  

But then, when's the last time anybody's had squirrel for Thanksgiving?





Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday



23 comments:

Sharon said...

Too funny! Great pictures too.
I thank God for people like you who use their gifts so aptly and share them with others. Thank you!

Wally Jones said...

Brings a whole new meaning to leftovers!

Nice photo opportunity!

S. Etole said...

They look fairly confident they are in good standing.

eileeninmd said...

I guess with Thanksgiving over they do feel a sense of relief..I hope they stay safe. Nice shots, love the turkey and the squirrel.

Liz Needle said...

Beautiful photos. The turkey is a handsome bird in a weird sort of way. Love the squirrel.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Are so beautiful.. Have a nice day.. :-)))

Karen said...

Awesome turkey portraits, I'm glad they didn't end up on the table!

Ginney Camden said...

Hilarious! Wonderful pictures. That squirrel looked like he was right outside my window looking in!

Reena Walkling said...

Very funny! thanks for that chuckle!

Noushka said...

Hello Connie,
Thanks for your kind visit to my blog!
I love yours too!
This Carolina wren is really cute a little diffrent from ours here in France! Great pics of the ground squirrel, and of course, these magnificent wild turkeys we don't have... I never saw them when we lived in North Corolina, a pity!
Cheers!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos!

bailey-road.com said...

These are great captures, Connie!

Andrea said...

I wouldn't want to say your mind is playing tricks on you ... after all, how do we know what they are thinking. They may very well be accusing you of Turkicide. Best cover your tracks next year :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Brian King said...

How cool to have turkeys around your house! Nice shot of the little tree rat!

Lisa Gordon said...

That is one very handsome turkey, Connie!

Esther Joy said...

Hi neighbor! Great shots of the wild turkeys! I've seen a lot of gray squirrels this year, but I don't think I've seen any red ones.

Rick said...

Great shots, Connie. I wonder who first looked at a turkey and decided they would make good eatin' ?

And did they then try squirrel ?

Arija said...

:-) Guess it would take quite a few squirrels to make a Thanksgiving dinner. I am always glad to see the survivors after the event. Your humour adds welcome spice to the post.

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

lol. I guess they did not want to be part of your dinner.

ladyfi said...

Sweet shots - especially of the squirrel.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I do love the turkey photos. Glad they are leftovers. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. cheers Nora.

Kerri Farley said...

Stunning captures of the Turkey!
WOW!

Stewart M said...

Glad the turkeys made it through! 365 days of peace!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne