Turkey and Others – March and April 2018

Three Turkeys

The last couple of times I visited cape Cod I took quite a few photos.  I decided to divide them out into four posts:

Osprey
Hawks and Eagles
Ducks, Geese and Swan
Turkey and Other Birds
Water and Such

This post is about Turkey but with a couple of others thrown in.

A week ago I put up a joke post about space aliens.  Of course the punch line was that they were wild turkey.  Look at those Blue Meany faces! 

Turkey head 2

Back on March 31 I was driving through Dennis village towards Chapin Beach.  I had to stop because a large flock of turkey came out of the cemetery and crossed the road in front of me to a little park.  There was very little traffic and the other cars seemed to be annoyed at the turkey, but I thought it was cool.  I stopped and took some photos.

Turkey

Usually I see a lot of shore birds on Chapin Beach.  I didn’t see as many these times, so I didn’t get any good photos.  But I did get several photos of Great Egrets.  This one was at Bells Neck.  Look closely at the ground near his feet.  I’ll have more about it on my next post.

Great Egret

There are about a half a dozen species of woodpecker (or closely related) on Cape Cod and back up in New Hampshire (Red-bellied, Downey, Hairy, Pileated, Red Headed (I’ve only seen in NH) and Northern Flicker).  I see them all of the time but almost never get a photo of them.  I have never taken photos of a Red-bellied.  Until now.  The funny thing is that there are a couple of Northern Flickers at this same spot (I got some awful photos of them), and when I first saw the birds,that’s what I though they were.  But then I saw that red head..,

Red-bellied Woodpecker

I usually get a lot more photos of different birds than this, but I decided to separate this out so I could put more turkey photos up ;)

Here are more photos. Click on them to see more detail. Once you click on one, you can scroll through them.

10 thoughts on “Turkey and Others – March and April 2018

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong

    Despite the crappy weather, it has been a good year for birds. We have a pair of red headed finches nesting near our front window and while I haven’t seen them, I can hear the Carolina wren singing — the loudest little bird in New England!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’ve been seeing most of the usual suspects lately. Some spent the winter, but I’ve seen a lot of others. The red headed woodpecker that is behind my house is new – I’ve been in this town 25 years and this is the first time I’ve seen one, but it was here all winter.

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  6. Writing Sparkle

    I find turkeys to be somewhat scary to look at. However, in your first picture, the close up of its head, the turkeys colouring is actually very pretty. That isn’t something I noticed before but I will have to take notice of the next time I see a live turkey.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      From a distance turkeys look very plain, but their feathers are actually iridescent and very colorful. And then they have those blue faces… Most of the time i see them in the wild I don’t notice unless I take photos with a zoom lens.

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