Monday, January 07, 2008

the turkeys are back

Just had to post these pictures of the turkeys. Such a large group. Even though I snapped the photo from the window inside the house, they seem to sense my intruding presence. Immediately, they begin to strut away toward the woods.


Cris in Oregon said...

What cool pictures. I take most of my shots of the birds thru my kitchen window. Funny how they knew you were there. We will notice that we can watch the birds & move around but put up the binoculars to our eyes and they take off. Probably think something's going to get them.

human being said...

Nice pics!
It's always lots of fun when one looks through the window and sees something s/he doesn't expect there... it's like a surprise gift.

Just the other day i looked out the window to see a crow sitting on the snow-covered persimmon tree, eating leisurely some of the fruit.
We'd seen usually starlings and sparrows on it...
My daughrer and i were so exited about it...

Persimmons here are orange and very delicious when ripe.This is from Wikipedia:

The Date-plum (Diospyros lotus) is native to southwest Asia and southeast Europe. It was known to the ancient Greeks as "the fruit of the Gods", i.e. Dios pyros (lit. "the wheat of Zeus"), hence the scientific name of the genus. Its English name probably derives from Persian Khormaloo خرمالو literally "Date-Plum", referring to the taste of this fruit which is a reminiscent of both plums and dates. This species is mentioned in the Odyssey; it was so delicious that those who ate it forgot about returning home and wanted to stay and eat lotus with the lotus-eaters.

sukipoet said...

Hi Cris. Birds maybe have super hearing or sensory somethings.

hb. How wonderful about the crow. And thank you for the persimmon images and facts. I do believe we have persimmons here but not sure. Do people make a jam out of them? They sound lovely.