"A Sand County Almanac"

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Young Turks in the Neighborhood

A couple of days ago I came upon this group of young turkeys and their mother in a neighbors driveway...


They were wandering about looking for dinner.  Soon, the whole bunch headed out for another neighbors field were the pickings might have been better...


This Red-shouldered Hawk was watching a field nearby for prey.  The young turkeys are probably too big for it to catch now, but only a few weeks ago they would have been easy prey for a hawk or fox...


A day before encountering the neighborhood turkeys, I came across this hen.  She was feeding along the edge of a soy bean field close to the road.  I pulled over and was able to take the following photos before she moved into the woods and out of sight...





Later, on the same day, I visited the Catoctin Creek Nature Center and Park.  This Black Vulture was there, where I have seen him often before, perched on a fence post...


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