Friday, April 11, 2008

The March of the Wild Turkeys

Yesterday about 20 turkeys strolled through the field. Two were fighting, or were they courting. At any rate it didn't go so well and the male strutted off with his tail feathers in a ruff and the female (these are guesses) marched back into the woods then later followed the gaggle (is that what you call a group of turkeys?) I found this picture on the net and plan to sketch it a few times re: my painting with turkeys.

7 comments:

Cris in Oregon said...

Dont you just love watching the antics of all birds. They are so interesting. Even more so spring time. I cant wait to see more of your painting with the Turkeys in it.

Mim said...

I get lots of turkeys in my back yard and am always facinated with their wierd galloping run - frantic rushings and then calm acceptance.

human being said...

Nice pic...and the story was very interesting... love to see your paiting of this picture...

Suki, thanks for offering the link to Elizabeth's blog. I saw her open doors... very beautiful.
Hugs.

Hopper said...

i think it's a gaggle of geese... i'm not too sure though... there's another poetry game started if you'd like to play... cricket

Forever Young said...

i love turkeys they are sooo ugly yet so cute...if only they knew that they will inevitably end up on someones table- ouch!

Lynn said...

I am so far behind on blogging comments. So much beauty here in photographs and paintings. I do love all your work Suki, writings too.
Eyes/taxes/art show all had my attention these past few weeks.
Hopefully I can be more attentive in the weeks to come.

Hope mom is doing okay too.

marianne said...

So nice I have never seen any real turkeys..................... not in the wild.
How beautiful that every part of the world has it0s own special nature and animals.......