Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mr. Turkey

We have a wild turkey that has been hanging about our house for a week or more. He has decided that our sunflower seeds are better than food he gets elsewhere. He comes outside the window and clicks at us, which is sort of a light gentle clucking sound. That means, come out here with that jar of birdseed!

Yesterday he hung around all day and finally just settled down under the apple tree and took a long nap. It was a hot day, and he was tired.

Yesterday we had two hummingbirds that came to our feeder, which is a real treat for us (and hopefully for them.) They are so tiny they look like bugs. The are quiet and fleeting, and we hardly ever see them. We take a lot of trouble to boil sugar and cool it and put it out every two days so there is fresh sugar syrup for them. We were on hummingbird watch all day.

And then we had this rather large Mr. Turkey hanging about. Two opposites in the bird world!

Have a great day.