Sunday, March 1, 2015

Theme Day: Aging

Today, March 1, 2015 is Theme Day across the CDP (citydailyphotoblog) community. This month our theme is AGING. Last Thurday afternoon I walked into the kitchen and out of the corner of my eye thought there was a dog at my birdfeeders. On closer examination, I realized that my turkeys had returned! Remember last summer when I counted seventeen turkeys parading around the backyard? A mom and dad and 15 chicks. I taught you the vocabulary word that I hope you haven't forgotten. That baby turkeys are called poults, and each of the small birds could have fit in my palm. Ta Da! The birds have aged. The family of seventeen is still together, but you'd be hard pressed to single out the mom and dad now. Turkeys age too. They are now all the same size. Here are a few. They are all huge. Don't call adult turkeys a flock, a gaggle, a gobble, or even a herd.
Give 'em some love.
Call them a 'rafter', and keep them happy.
Now, I know what you're thinking.
There are only 269 days until Thanksgiving 2015.
You're welcome!
Gobble. Gobble.

36 comments:

  1. I always agree to keep a bird or an animal happy , especially old ones .
    And for those birds, I'm happy that's there's no Thanksgiving in sight on this side of the world ! :o)

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  2. All grown up! That rafter must eat a lot of bird food.

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  3. They have grown up beautifully.

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  4. You have turkeys? thats kinda awesome. Nice take on the theme :)

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  5. What a bunch of nice visitors. Lucky you!

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  6. I wonder how many pounds of birdseed they can eat in a day. :)

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  7. Good post for this Ageing theme day.

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  8. Googling "rafter" finds that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources agrees with you .. thanks for the new vocabulary word .. I like your Ta Da they have aged (smile).

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  9. Being fattened for Thanksgiving?

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  10. at first, when you said you thought you had a dog at your feeders, i figured you were gonna say your eyes were aging. :) glad you have a happy turkey rafter.

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  11. Amazing that they are all still together Birdman.. Wonder if they still will be after Thanksgiving :)

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  12. Good ole Turkey family values. A whole rafter of them.
    White meat, or dark?

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  13. I read that a group of domestic turkeys is called a gang, but of course these are wild turkeys. What a fun finding in your back yard. Perhaps a bit of corn for them?

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  14. They obviously love the service at your place!

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  15. What a nice surprise that they returned! A turkey is one bird that has definitely never visited my feeder.

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  16. Hey, Birdman, when I saw the photo of Elenka cleaning out the gutters, I told I- those things sticking out of the snow are either fancy birdfeeders or lanterns!!! wow your birds enjoy gourmet dining in style!

    Lakeland checks in at a balmy 73

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  17. How fun seeing this family return for bit of gourmet food from your feeders. Even though they are nothing alike, it makes me miss my love birds.

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  18. A definite limit to their aging!

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  19. Pretty cool that they came back!

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  20. A wonderful post and a remarkable tale!

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  21. A wonderful post and a remarkable tale!

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  22. I love that the family is still all together! What do your cats think of them?

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  23. A raft of turkeys, now that I did not know... wild ones are quite the wily creatures... oh elusive too I might add...

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  24. great to see your aged turkeys - had a slice of turkey with stuffing on a sandwich for my tea!

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  25. A handsome raft, Birdman, and quite a large family.

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  26. Okay, growing up is a form of aging. We could have shown certain cheeses, too.

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  27. They all stay together a year later? I did not realize turkeys had such familial attachment.

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  28. I wonder if they realise what awaits them... :)

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  29. Afterthought: maybe they'd be safer in my tree.

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    1. Doubt it. Their brain is the size of a pea. hahaha

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  30. Can't stop the teacher in you! My vocabulary has increased with useful words, thanks to you. Hope they stick around 'til Thanksgiving. Is it legal (and tasty) to capture wild turkeys for the feast?

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    1. Yes, there is a hunting season for them.

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