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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

birds of a feather

Two turkeys at the Petting Zoo at Skinny's Ice Cream.
I don't think you'd want to be petting these guys.

Mr. Tom appears to be missing a few tail feathers.
Turkey dinner anyone?

We saw two wild turkeys standing in a field the other day.
I have never seen wild turkeys around here before but
it's reported they are making their way into Canada
from the US.  Now, they don't fly very far so I'm guessing
they have had a very long walk from the border to where
we live.  For my Canadian friends I ask: Do you have wild
turkeys in your area?

A ring necked pheasant.  He was being very loud that morning.
I carried on a conversation with him and then he quieted down.
Just call me the 'bird whisperer'.

Want to go for a swim? 

Now where did you come from?

You're not a bird of feather!

This is the cutest little donkey (jackass?) called Billy Jack.
I just had to show you him.

Isn't he cute?

Speaking of "birds of a feather"....
{I won't call them turkeys or silly geese or donkeys}

Morning coffee chat at the local Farmer's Market.
{just like at Tim's - a famous Canadian coffee shop}

How is your week going?

I'm bored out of my tree!
It's too cold to do anything outside.
{yes, it's that cold!}
I don't have any appointments this week.
I'm still waiting for the painter to come and really don't
want to take all my pictures etc. down until I know the
date the work is being done
I also have 2 painting projects in the garage but it's too cold
to paint out there.
I may regret saying I'm bored out of my tree by this time
next week.  :)  And maybe, just maybe, we'll have some sunny
warm days and I can get out in the garden again.

Have a great day!



  1. Hello Pamela:
    The Turkey in your photograph looks to be rather mean to encourage being 'petted'!! However, the donkey looks adorable.

    We are sure that you will regret saying that you have time on your hands just now. In our experience this is the moment when all hell breaks loose!!!

  2. Oh something interesting will come up for you now I am sure of that. Can't garden here, the mosquies are so bad, anytime of the day or night.

    My BIL had wild turkeys on the farm a few years ago...they escaped. We woke up to find our brand new black truck all covered in turkey and learn.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  3. I hope you find something to amuse yourself!

  4. Billy Jack's built low to the ground for hurricane weather.

    Yes, my cousin has wild turkeys on his property, but then he's not far over the border. We enjoy seeing them when out on our drives. I've only seen one at my place though and she didn't venture out for long.

    Joining you in total boredom. I've napped every day that it rains. Every day! I should be totally caught up on my sleep.

  5. Ah! Love that donkey picture! And adorable birdies!:)

  6. Hello "Bird Whisperer",
    If you're that bored come on over and help me clean this house of three weeks of dust and dirt. I just finished the floor, I swiffered and mopped the upstairs and vacuumed downstairs. Dusting is next, you can do that or put some plants in outside.=)
    Sorry to hear that it's so cold there, it's 33 deg here today!
    No, I don't think we have wild turkeys here. I love donkeys, they are hilarious, aren't they.
    Have a good aft/evening.
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. As unattractive as I think poor old turkeys are in the face, the colouring from baby blue to crimson is something I have always found quite extraordinary. I have fallen for little Billy Jack though, he is great fun. I hope things warm up soon for you Pamela.

  8. Oh goodness, I have so much work since I'm almost three weeks with my grandgirls 7 and 5. Their parents are in Miami, Flo. as my Sil had a successful operation in his spine...SO! I'm posting from my daughter Sofia's house, the darling teacups are hers and she did a terrific find around here at her antique store. Thank you darling lady for your sweet and kind visit.

  9. I can totally relate to the issue with weather. Work is keeping me fairly busy for now but once the holidays roll around I am going to be praying for a little relief from the cold temperatures. I am so anxious to even open the odd window. I attempt to but quickly realize my silliness. Oh, and turkey talk is amazing....I was in a turkey barn a few years ago and the roar was amazing from all the turkeys. They would go quiet and then something would set them off and ....gobble...gobble-ing was almost so loud I had to leave the barn. And then of course some of those toms are not the friendliest!

  10. Sure enough the jubilee concert is on our tele. Thanks for the tip!

  11. HI Pamela! Oh those are great snaps of the birds. That's a gorgeous pheasant! Now look at the little donkey - so tiny! :)
    Yep, go ahead and call it like it is - those guys are probably turkeys! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  12. It's unanimious....everyone loves the donkey!!!
    I saw some wild turkeys out near our cottage, this past winter...they are HUGE...and ugly...I know what you mean about waiting for the darn painter...very annoying indeed..
    Try and keep is already June...nice weather here today...perhaps I will get outside tomorrow...

    Linda :o)

  13. haha! Great shots, Pam! I've never seen turkeys that color before, but if they're farm raised, it wouldn't be that much of a stretch. Pheasants are beautiful birds!

  14. Just LOVE that donkey. :) The week is going well here. We are packing to go South for the next 11 weeks. The weather will be cool here again when we return. :)

  15. Loved your bird shots...I think Mr. Turkey is mighty handsome, even if he is missing a few tail feathers! And the little donkey is a cutie...look at those short little legs!

  16. No wild turkeys here, but plenty of suicidal pheasants. They seem to wait until the last minute then step out of the verges and in front of the car!
    It has been cold here, and wet too.

  17. I was thinking the same thing, watch what you wish for. Turkeys are a funny thing, I'm a little afraid of them and glad to see them behind a wire fence, I don't know why but they like to chase me. That's not funny. The donkey was a sure surprise, thanks. At this time of year we have a bunch gather at the Farmer's market also and its a social and pass time. Your bored, hum did you try watching fish swim for days, no i"m bored, cheers

  18. Great photos, Pam. That little donkey is adorable!

    We had a Royal Palm turkey like the one in your photo, but it got attacked and taken away by a coyote a couple of years ago.

  19. We have wild turkeys here and often I see a number of the females in a farmer's field. One day while driving along a side road one was obviously in take off mode but wasn't getting much height to clear the road. Good thing I slowed down, it wouldn't have cleared the car!
    Donkeys must be inquisitive, Billy Jack has a cute face; he sure is short.
    I hope you find something to do soon. :-)

  20. Enjoyed visiting Animal Planet with you . . . Smile!

  21. Well Ms. Bird Whisperer, looks like a beautiful farm/petting zoo. I can't say I have seen too many wild turkeys here, maybe except the 17 year old that lives with me!:) The odd time I might see some sort of wild bird or turkey, but I just assume it belongs to the neighbouring farm. Hope next week is more productive for you. Diane

  22. It's too cold here for much of anything as well. The furnace is on as we speak! You reminded me that we have some turkey chicks on order...but have never been called. They were to be here in they will be ready for Thanksgiving. Have a great day!

  23. Uh oh! Cold again?? What character building weather you have up there! But your photos are very amusing. That donkey mug is to die for! I like doing that pheasant call too. They really listen! We've been seeing the most darling mama and ten ducklings every evening in the irrigation canal. One memorable camping trip here in NM we were sitting out enjoying hearing turkeys call back and forth when suddenly a flock flew right over our heads! It was a thrill. I feel for you dear! But I don't feel cold. Brrrrr.

  24. Hi Pamela,
    Thanks for stopping by. I am sorry to hear that you are still having cold weather. As I am typing this I just heard a wild turkey call. They surprise me time and time again around here by strutting across the yard into the preserve that connects to our property. The cutest things are the babies.
    Hope you hear from your painters and it warms up for you.


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