Friday, March 28, 2008

POST-EASTER PARADE (BONNETS OPTIONAL)

picture from an unknown source


Driving home from work Monday on a well traveled back road all traffic was stopped. From the time I stopped I counted 42 turkeys crossing the street. If you have never seen wild turkeys, let me tell you that they didn't get the memo that they are NOT the National Bird. They cross very slowly, single file ( no talking) like a grade school fire drill. About halfway thru, Turkey #21 or thereabouts must have taken exception to a driver glaring at him. He stopped and very deliberately spread his feathers, did a complete turn, lowered his feathers and continued across the street. Very funny! This area of the street used to have a turkey farm on it many years ago, there are still some turkey lean-tos on the wooded property and I often see the birds crossing or eating on someone's lawn, but I have never witnessed a parade of this length! I wish I had had my camera, but I'm sure someone would have honked at me to get out of the street. Turkeys are acceptable, Realtors are not :>)

Later,
Janet

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful story. We used to frequently have families of ducks crossing the streets. They were so cute with the momma duck and all her babies.

    I don't believe I have ever seen a wild turkey.

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  2. You've got the turkey tale down just right. Fortunately, we don't have too many places where they feel as if they can cross the road, but they sure are having fun at the backyard birdfeeders these days.

    What an excellent job you did of not mentioning that white, wet stuff!

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  3. Oh I love the image of a turkey fire drill! Have a great weekend, sweetie!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  4. Hope they know enough to hide somewhere come Novemeber!!

    Congrats. Janet - so glad you stopped smoking and are spending the money on a West Coast vacation - know you'll have fun with your friend.

    Glad you have a TJ's - can't beat the Chuck wine in a pinch!!

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  6. Janet,
    ooooo what a site that must have been - haaa! Sounds like a great experience that's for sure! We don't have anything like that round here unfortunately.
    Hugs,
    Rose

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  7. Wow, I have never seen such a thing. Clarice

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  8. That is hysterical! I loved it....I have breaked for ducks and geese before, but never had to break for wild turkeys...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your turkey story. Wow, 42!I've seen a few around here lately, but never very many. I bet that would have been quite a sight!

    I see that you're going to see Wicked. I saw it in San Francisco a couple years ago and absolutely loved it!

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  10. That is too funny. I would have loved to see that drivers face LOL

    rue :)

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  11. Oh Janet,
    How nice of you to stop by my blog - even though I really stuck up for those turkeys. What a lady of class!

    I'm off to read more of your blog and have some fun!

    Happy Sunday~
    xo~Tracie

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  12. Hi Janet~
    You are so funny..i confess, i love to peep into houses at twilight too!!!
    Also, Your comments on the turkeys is so funny...the ones around here can be nasty, stopping and hissing at the slightest interference in there trots.. I am afraid of the unpredictable little buggers!
    Hope the weather is sunny and warm where you are...beautiful day here.
    Have a great day!
    xxxooo Ruth

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  13. Out on a weekend blog hop and found your blog. I have wild turkeys in my backyard. I live in the suburbs of a big city for goodness sake! So strange.

    I see you're going to California and going to see Wicked. I saw it this winter, it was fabulous! Hope you enjoy it.

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  14. That's kind of neat! I've never seen a turkey (except in the grocery store :-)

    Manuela

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  15. Going home from my morning walk on Monday I also encounterd a group of turkeys crossing the road....only 5 or 6. They sure do take their good ole time.

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Janet