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Sunday, September 30, 2012

gobble gobble gobble








It's turkey time.

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
{our Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend}

And a bonus.




One for Christmas dinner too!


These wild turkeys have been in our area all
summer.  This is the first I've seen them and finally I captured them (on my camera) Friday afternoon.

My neighbour has seen them this summer in
the field across the road.
I've been carrying my camera with me on my
walks in hopes of capturing them.


There they were on Friday afternoon just strutting across the field and eating.
They are quite fat aren't they?




I really hope nobody decides to shoot them.
I don't know if there is a turkey hunting season
here or not.  Turkeys have been seen in this part
of New Brunswick the past couple years.
The are coming over the border from Maine.
I wonder if they are carrying their passports?!


September is almost a memory and October
will give us a bounty of blessings to remember
with thanksgiving.  There will be lots of colour
for a another week or two and maybe some nice
warm days to savour.


Sumac



I hope you have a great week.

Blessings,

Pamela




18 comments:

  1. Your persistence in carrying your camera was worth it! Nice shots! Wild turkey tastes a bit different than farm raised, processed turkey. I prefer the wild. We have lots of turkeys here. It's not unusual to see huge flocks of them.

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  2. I love seeing wild turkeys.. I saw a mama one and her babes a few years ago.. Everytime I pass that way I still look for them.. I do hope no one shoots them.. Thanksgiving seems very early this year, eh?
    Oh well..
    God bless....

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  3. Great job capturing the wild turkeys with your camera. We have a large flock that we see on a regular basis as we drive into town.

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  4. If you get enough of them, I imagine that you'll have a turkey season, too. Our turkey season is in the spring oddly enough. I'm not sure about fall when it would seem likely that one would like to shoot one. You did well to capture them because they are wicked skittish.

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  5. Great shots of the turkeys Pamela. I passed a group of hens right near the road last week but didn't have my good camera with me and wasn't going to try with my point and shoot. Ours are scrawny in size compared to yours.
    Judith

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  6. Oops, I lied. There is an archery season in autumn...about now. And an archery and gun season lasting six days in October in the northern part of the state.

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  7. Hello Pamela, yum yum, Turkey next weekend, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Love the pictures of the turkeys, we have some in our neck of the woods, a joy to see. The leaves are so pretty, wonderful time of year. Canadian Blessings Francine.

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  8. Pamela ~ I don't know if there is turkey hunting season in New Brunswick, but I'll betcha there is....There is turkey hunting season here in Ontario. I prefer just to buy my turkey. We bought ours for thanksgiving today ;-) Beautiful pictures. I see turkeys all the time on my way to work. It is amazing when you finally see them, isn't it? Just to see wild animals is a thrill to me ;-)

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  9. I've never seen a wild turkey in real life. I do remember the beautiful sumac leaves that grew along our backyard in the Okanagan though. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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  10. Run for your lives turkeys, it's turkey time...skoot.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  11. It's hard to believe the holidays are around the corner--even closer for you! I hope the turkeys go free! :-) I'd rather find them plucked, frozen and ready to bake,

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  12. Great shots! I've never had a chance to shoot a turkey with gun or camera. We do see them around here once in awhile.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving . . . It seems strange to be thinking turkey here in the US but you are getting me in the mood. Will your grandchildren be with you?

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  14. Hi Pamela,
    Awesome turkey shots! :) I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving! :)
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment. :)

    ~Liz

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  15. Nice capture of the turkeys! Love the shot of sumac, too. I just love seeing the red sumac every fall.
    I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

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  16. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and a good turkey meal whether it is a wild turkey or tame... This year I think we will celebrate both thanksgiving... the best part of being Canadian living in United States ~ 2 thanksgivings!

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  17. You captured the turkeys quite nicely! I wonder if they purposely headed north across the border in time for Canadian Thanksgiving? We have been raising a few turkeys...and will be enjoying one for our Thanksgiving dinner on the weekend.

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  18. They're nice to have around, aren't they ? Apparently our area was stocked with wild turkeys a number of years ago and now there's a season to hunt them since they're plentiful. We regularly see 20 - 30 near our house (maybe I should take up hunting ... Thanksgiving is almost here !).

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