Sunday, February 21, 2010

Birds in our Yard

My Father always told the story of the big Tom turkey that just wandered up into the yard and found his way into the pot for a good Sunday meal.

Living on a farm and hunting for your food was very much a part of everyday life.

Isn't it amazing that this turkey looks just like that one. Oh wait it is that one. This turkey just wandered up in our yard but it is NOT going to find its way into my pot. First I don't think I have pot big enough to hold it and second I am NOT going to pluck all those feathers.

There are some birds that you hunt and there are some birds that hunt. This is one of those hunters. This beautiful hawk is making a nest in a tree close to our home. He was just sitting around and creating a lot of squawking.