Saturday, July 28, 2012

Turkeys galore

After a great vacation in Europe visiting family, we arrived back to find the lawn (and driveway) wildly overgrown and the arrival of our first turkeys. We had seen tracks last year while we were building but this was the first time we'd actually seen the birds in the flesh. They turn up most days now, usually in the morning and evening and don't seem to mind us much.

Four young turkeys with their mammas

Two turkeys and a young lurkey

We've also been seeing some more deer - it's always exciting to spot them out of the corner of your eye when you're sitting on the couch. We were lucky to see a young buck who looked like he had an injured leg. While he was feeding on some leafy greens by the pond, a doe and her young fawn came out form the woods on the other side of the pond. They were  bit wary but soon came over and had a nibble.

The young buck with an injured right hind leg.

The doe emerges on the opposite side of the pond and the buck takes notice.

The doe and fawn make their way 'round the side of the pond.