Category Archives: Wildlife

Turkey take off

Walking on the creek

Walking on the creek I saw that the turkeys were about and in numbers. There were turkey dance tracks, literally loopy loops of turkey tracks; party conglomerations where the snow in the middle of the river  was beaten down by many birds; highways; landings and take offs, eh.

Turkey take offs: run run, flap flap, fly!
Turkey take offs: run run, flap flap, fly!

Nefarious beasties

Idle thoughts disturbed

I’m sitting in a chair in the shade of an apple tree and thinkin’ some on a piece of plastic trim for the chalet siding that doesn’t fit, dang, when my musings are interrupted by two nefarious beasties.

The first beastie is a turkey. Two nights ago the turkey was roosting in said apple tree. when I came out of the studio to go to bed in the chalet I startled him and he burst into flight. I was neither shaken nor stirred. It was just another cherished moment of off grid life.

Today, whilst I muse, the turkey has crept up behind me, five feet away. No. More like 10 or 12 feet away. He’s making that chirping sound. Just a simple one note, not 1/5th of a second long. An inquiry. Hey. Hey. In human translation talk. Maybe look, look. Here, here. I don’t know.

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Catbird or chatbird?

My new pal likes to chat
This little fellow has been following me around the yard. Chattering away.
This little fellow has been following me around the yard. Chattering away.

I don’t know what it is about this guy. He follows me around the yard. He comes by my bedroom every morning. Yes, often waking me. And he talks and talks and talks.

That’s why I say, I know  he or she is a catbird. But to me he’s more like a chatbird.

I was swinging in the hammock and he came down to have a look at what I was up to. I was lucky enough to get this pic. (Thx, Ms. S for lending me your camera.) Cute little feller.