Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Let's get ready to ruummmble!

On Monday the 10th my new Canon 40D came in and so I headed off to Dodge Nature Center to try it out. While I was there I spotted a couple of groups of wild turkeys that had come out of the woods to forage the lawns by the headquarters. There were two groups with a total off 29 turkeys.

I was taking picture when I saw another tom come out of the woods alone. The toms running the two groups that I was photographing puffed up and started heading to the intruder, their harems following behind.After a short stare down the 3 toms erupted into a frenzy of furry and feathers.The intruder held his ground for a while but the two group leaders where relentless and eventually he retreated back into the woods and the groups went about on their merry way.


Unknown said...

Just discovered Ecobirder and am an instant fan. Wonderful photographs! You helped me (a butterfly neophyte) identify what I think is an Eastern Comma butterfly I took a photo of today at the Maltby Nature Preserve near Randolph.

I do a little Northfield-area birdwatching and occasionally discuss it at

Ecobirder said...

Thanks Penny, I am glad that you like the site. I am really just a beginner when it comes to butterflies and dragonflies. One of the cool things about blogging is that while I share my pictures with people I am also learning about things like butterflies myself. I took a look at your site and it looks great. I think that you are correct in your identification of the eastern comma.