Wednesday, June 26, 2013

As seen through the screens

Outdoor life as seen through the window screens this week.

Enjoying the apple leaves.



Love the leaf shadows on her back.



The bluebird couple. They often sit together like this on the wire.


There are two mother wild turkeys with sixteen chicks. This day the little ones flew up onto the maple tree branch.



On the top left, you can see one of several chicks who flew way up.


And today's foray was into the garden. We often hear them before we see them - the sweet little peep, peep.




28 comments:

  1. Ain't nature grand? So sweet seeing the little turkey chicks.

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    1. Yes, it is! They are adorable and growing fast.

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  2. What a wonderful view you have!! I love the baby turkeys. We once came upon a group of turkeys and babies and spent over 30 minutes watching their antics!!

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    1. We are so lucky that they've come back so strongly.

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  3. Those little chicks are fun to see, Nan. You have so many visitors there and your vegetable garden seems to be looking good.
    Saw the first fawn yesterday. Life is grand.

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    1. I thought of you the other day because I looked out and two little fawns were running to beat the band. And then they were in the woods. Didn't see the mother, and haven't seen them again.

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  4. We have wild life in the city but it's different. Love your descriptions and pics.

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  5. Fancy wild turkeys!
    Your header pic is superb, is it a peony?

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    1. They are a success story around here.
      Yes, it was a peony. Not a good year for them because we got a big rain just after they opened and they fell and then got rusty.

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  6. Love your view. Lots of good greens for them to enjoy:)

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    1. And apparently chickens eat ticks, so maybe turkeys do too!

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  7. Busy place! I can just imagine how lovely and serene it must be there to attract such an array of wildlife. I love the elaborate plumage on those turkeys.

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    1. It is busy. I don't have to do much of anything. All this life just comes to me. :<) The turkey feathers are really lovely.

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  8. Fantastic, Nan! I saw a young fox this a.m. No match for your menagerie but fun just the same. Can't wait to get up your way.

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    1. And I bet we've seen only two in all the years we've lived here. I'd like to see more but then the problem would be the chickens, wouldn't it?
      Looking forward to seeing you. That 55 place has reopened.

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  9. My husband would never leave the screens if he could watch this turkey family and hear them. Lucky, lucky you!

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    1. We spend a fair bit of time looking out the windows, that's for sure!

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  10. Oh Nan! I enjoyed your gorgeous photos so much. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world with us! Blessings, Debra

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    1. Thanks; and of course you are so welcome.

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  11. Oh my goodness - love your naturific photos! Thanks so much for sharing. Just wonderful!

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    1. And thank you for stopping by and leaving a note.

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  12. Will they (the turkeys and the deer) run away if you come out of the house? It is so kind and respectful of you to leave them in peace, and take pictures from behind the screen.
    Your garden is wonderfully lush and green now, and the seats look very inviting.

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    1. Yes, but not always terribly far.
      It sure is a green time of year!

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  13. Great pictures of the turkeys and their chicks. Reminds me of a time when I was walking through an overgrown path in Vermont, and the explosion of mama quail's wings nearby alerted us to the fact that a half dozen quail chicks were scurrying in the grass ahead of our feet.

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    1. Just the other day my daughter was running on the main road and suddenly her dog started nosing into the brush on the side. Then a partridge flew out chasing them away! She must have had a nest right there.

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