Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys in the California wilderness
 These photos are all courtesy of my co-worker and friend Danika.  It seems these birds roost on a stretch of land that her grandfather owned years ago.  Danika and her mom caught them on camera for us.

Tommy posing for the camera
 These guys are beautiful, aren't they?  Well, in their own special way.  They seem a little silly as the gobble and waddle through life, but we can't hold that against them.
A side view
For those of us that might never have seen a turkey in the wild, it's kinda fun to see them like this, don't you think?
Gobble, gobble!

Why did the turkey cross the road?
Looks lonesome...

Thanks to Danika and her mom for sharing this true glimpse of real America!  There's nothing more American than a turkey.  That's why Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.  

Our cute (and tasty!) wild turkeys lost out to the American Bald Eagle in that battle many years ago.

The American Eagle

Would we be a different country today if the turkey had been chosen as our national bird?

Ask me again when I'm not stuffed full after Thanksgiving dinner and left-overs!

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