Wildlife Wednesday – Big Beautiful Turkey Hen

There’s a Big Beautiful Turkey Hen that’s been hanging around our garden and yard.We noticed that she likes to eat the Meadow Buttercups that grows sporadically in our yard.Since we discovered she likes them, my husband leaves the little batches of Meadow Buttercups if he sees them when he’s mowing. We feel that there’s something in them that the turkey needs or she wouldn’t eat every one of them she finds.We’re hoping the big beautiful hen has a big flock of cute little poults in the next month or so.

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Wildlife Wednesday – Turkey

turkey0-IMG_7953We’ve been watching this Turkey hen visit our yard and garden. We hoped that we’d get to see a flock of poults soon.   She has her nest in the woods or field a few acres away.
IMG_8326Unfortunately, we discovered a broken wild turkey egg next to one of our day-lilies. Some critter stole it from the turkey nest and was so desperate to escape the flogging Mama that it kept running for many acres until it got to our yard to eat it.

We feel so sad for the turkey hen. She must be heartbroken to lose the precious egg. Bless her heart.

We’re hoping some of the other eggs survive, otherwise there may not be any poults after all.

The circle-of-life can be quite disheartening.
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Here Lizard Lizard – Turkey – Green Onions – Poplar bloom

IMG_0818Yesterday the skinks were out running around the porch. I managed to get a few photos of them; most were blurs. These two photos are the better of the lot. I reckon someday in the near future there will be a tiny skink or two running at lightning speeds across the porch.IMG_0823

IMG_0730This beautiful Turkey hen has been cruising our garden. We figure she has or will soon have a nest of eggs close by.  We enjoy watching baby turkey’s grow from fuzz-balls to full feathered birds.   I’ll post photos of her new poults if she’ll bring them within my camera range.   (A baby turkey is called a poult.)
I took this photo of her through our back storm door window and screen and that’s why it’s so blurry.

IMG_0942I’m happy to report that we got our 1st harvest of green onions out of the garden. My husband ate a few with supper last night.
I’m happy to be getting our own homegrown green onions finally; they’re one of the most delicious ingredients in bruschetta.
(stay tuned and I’ll post my Bruschetta recipe someday soon.)

IMG_0892The Poplar trees are blooming. I wish I could pick some blooms to enjoy in the house a day or two; our poplars are too tall for that. So as my blogging buddy Dianna says, “so thankful for a zoom lens”.z00m

Wishing you all a great rest of the week!

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