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Jan 16, 2016

Bird Update! Bird Update!

Yesterday afternoon our mountain turkeys came to our window — AGAIN, and would not stop talking.  He (or she) just kept yacking away and would not leave.  I tried to scare them away with a shout.  They ran about 30 feet away and then the one came back and jumped up on a cement block just outside the window where we sit at the table and work, still cackling and yacking.  This was not the same kind of loud crrraakkkkkk that he usually makes but a softer sound like really trying to communicate.  So…we put up a curtain.  He jumped down on the ground and kept poking his head up to look under the curtain and yacking away.  I’m sorry but not being a bird made it hard to figure out the conversation.

This morning Kris got up before I did and I was sleeping.  She never does this so I was surprised when she actually woke me up and said “You just have to come and see this!”  So I staggered out of bed and went to the kitchen door — there across the lawn were to two mountain turkeys that have been our little friends and with them – please refer to the photo below — (it, like the lizard photos, was also very hard to get.  But worth it.) — were 4 more!

Mountain Turkey Family of 6

Now they are a family of 6!

Mountain Turkey Family of 6 B

Yep — you may have guessed it.  I think they must have thought it was time to announce that 4 new little ones were going to be traipsing around the yard.  So all morning they have been eating their seeds.  I know it’s a little hard to see but this is the best photo I could get — and it’s with a zoom which probably affected the quality.  I don’t really know what they were trying to tell us, but I’ll just betcha it had something to do with the first excursion that happened today.  They may bug us.  They may be loud.  They have scratched our car looking at their reflection in our shiny car.  They are kind of naughty sometimes.  But they are beautiful and we continue to enjoy them

Anyway, it’s so nice to be able to share the rest of the inhabitants of our home — the outdoor ones.

One of the nicest things about living here is that there is no lack of wildlife.  And they don’t seem to be seriously afraid of humans.  The birds don’t anyway.  The lizards are very shy and we’ve decided it’s best to let them be that way as we don’t really want them in the house.  They all are helping us cope with not having a dog.  Pretty neat huh?!!

Tchau, Tchau

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