Wild Turkeys on the Old Quarry Trail (Location)
My father continues his stay in the hospital and I was a bit early for visiting hours so I, once again, took the opportunity to walk a short distance up the Old Quarry Trail to see if the Wild Turkeys might be around again. To get to where the turkeys might be, I had to first pass though the gate keepers, 8 white-tailed deer looking for hand outs. I didn’t have my normal pocketful of carrots and apple chunks so they only got a couple of small bags of sunflower seeds this time around.
I got past the first ones with a bag of sunflower seeds left over and only a short distance along, another two were looking for me!
I wasn’t very interested in the deer on this trip and when I caught a glimpse of a Wild Turkey, a short distance away in the woods, I decided to leave the deer and try to get to were the turkeys were. A bit more difficult now that there is snow in the woods, but it wasn’t hard to find a packed down deer trail that would get me in the right direction. Once they realized that I had sunflower seeds for them too, the turkeys were very happy to accommodate my photographic interests.
A nice way to kill a few minutes before heading off to the hospital to visit with my father. Fun to tell him how I had to fend off the deer to get to the turkeys :-).
WOW! You had found some wild turkeys, i wonder why they love sun flowers?
Tell this story to your father and the turkey magic might cure your father disease!
Cool pictures Ron….you amaze me with every single shot you take . Hoping your father will have a speedy recovery