watching a handfull of them
March 29, 2013 at 8:41pm
There is a HUGE cornfiled that I pass on the way to and frrom work every day. Maybe 500 acres sub divided by ditches and treeline into 6 different fields.
WEll, about a week ago, alot of the farmers in the are started plaowing in manure> Some use hog, some use cow, but most use turkey manure around here>
AS much as I hate it, I can tell the difference just by the smell.
SAO anyways, last Tuesday, as I was coming home from work, I see a bunch of wild turkeys next to a pile of manure> Best I could tell, they were scratching around for all the bigs ion and around the manure?
Apparently, being only 30 feet from the highway was no big deal to them> They were not bothered at all by passin g cars, trucks, semi's , ect.....
UNTIL, I pulled over real fast to take some pictures. They kinda, ran/hopped/flew across the
field to the treeline.
Saw them again yesterday, but didn't want to repeat what happened the day before> Today, I got the bright idea that : Instead of stopping to take pictures and scaring them off, I'd just slow down and video them.
WEll, it didn't work as good as I plannd - had a line of about 9 cars and a winnebago behind me. Being it was Friday in general, and Good Friday before Easter and the start of spring break here...I wasn't gonna slow down traffic.
Video is shaky, a tad blurry and I was being stupid by trying to watch the turkeys, my camera angle and the road all at the same time.
Anyways, you can get the gist of what I saw.....