The Harem

By taggart  
The Harem
Wild Turkeys---
Meleagris gallopave.

I met a huge gathering of turkeys on the road on my way to the post office--- was forced to stop and fortunately had a camera along. After checking out my car, they gathered around me-- At this point I was wondering if I would ever retrieve my car!

This is when the school bus arrived --A lady brought a broom, another came with a rake---shooed the turkeys back to the woods-gathered their children---and I drove away with a collection of images!

Our children are arriving on Wednesday to celebrate Thanksgiving Day--We will enjoy a DOMESTIC TURKEY and the required pumpkin pie--- My next post will likely be next Sunday.......

Thank you all for your interest, interesting comments and wonderful awards for my previous image!

Tags: Wildlife and nature PennsylvaniaUSA Wild Turkeys

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Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
24 Nov 2019 1:06AM
So exciting, i have only seen this birds on TV. Great photo too!!!

Arne Smile

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LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2019 2:14AM
A lovely shot of these beauties.
24 Nov 2019 8:05AM
Lovely image.
24 Nov 2019 8:35AM
A fine looking bunch Jenn,
saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 62 Norway
24 Nov 2019 8:37AM
A close encounter, indeed, Jennn!
Does the turkey picked out to be ceremonially pardoned by the president get the choice of either meeting Trump or choosing to be sacrificed?Wink
24 Nov 2019 9:03AM
Superb image
24 Nov 2019 9:35AM
Great capture and narrative , Jenn !SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

viscostatic 14 47 7 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2019 9:59AM
A great opportunity and an excellent image Jenn.

A wonderful image and a great story Jenn. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2019 11:44AM
A colourful bunch indeed. Enjoy Thanksgiving Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
24 Nov 2019 11:53AM
Good to have managed to capture this tight grouping of the wild turkeys, and I think that had I come across them I might be a tad apprehensive. Good detail, and haven't they arranged themselves perfectly for a shot ?
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2019 11:59AM
A cracking image of a rafter of these wild turkeys.(I had to look up the collective noun).
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
24 Nov 2019 12:22PM
your write-up made us laugh : turkey trot season Wink
happy Thanksgiving to you and your family : blessed moment
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2019 1:07PM
Sorry, not much of a comment today, I was on Night Shift...
But if I voted, you have done excellent photography !!
Isabel GrinGrin
11 10 10 England
24 Nov 2019 1:48PM
Quite an adventure Jennn and a lovely record captured. My son Richard is over on a short visit but is flying back in time for Thanksgiving. So I hope he, you and anyone else who is 'going home' has a very happy Thanksgiving. Smile
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
24 Nov 2019 2:17PM
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your familyWinkWinkWink
Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
24 Nov 2019 3:41PM
As interesting as they are, they can be a real danger on the roads. Several of my friends have had their windshield smashed by a turkey flying in from of her car!
24 Nov 2019 4:25PM
Great shot and Happy Thanksgiving
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2019 5:09PM
Terrific capture
24 Nov 2019 5:38PM
Lovely image Jenn and great adventure, Happy Thanksgiving😊

24 Nov 2019 11:43PM
Great shot Jenn and love the narrative! Wonderful!

Dave 🙂
What a wonderful assortment well done Jenn.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2019 9:03AM
A great capture JennSmileSmile

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
25 Nov 2019 2:00PM
A cracker Jolinne. A gem of a shot. They obviously have not rememberd thats its just days to Christmas.
26 Nov 2019 12:11AM
The bush mills gang ? Oh yeah your from PA ...not Tennessee ! Think they were laying in ambush for you Jenn .... wonderful capture of these wild birds
Cheers Walt
gajewski 15 10 9 United States
26 Nov 2019 7:33AM
Great shot of this interesting rafter.
Fefe Plus
8 50 32 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2019 5:30PM
Turkey Lurkey Grin

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