Pretty Feathers.. (snow winter birds wild+animals ). Photo by suzi46
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Pretty Feathers..

Uploaded by: suzi46

Wednesday March 6, 2013

Brownfield, ME (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: makes the wild turkey a very attractive bird..they are beginning to venture out of the forest for short periods of time now..in another couple of weeks we will be overrun by large Rafters or Gangs of turkeys(that's what a group of turkeys are called)

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17. Clabo
2:17 AM GMT on March 12, 2013
"With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"

:D
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16. Biskitten
1:00 AM GMT on March 08, 2013
Awesome capture - AC Congrats, Suzi!
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15. Wanda1948
9:55 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
Beautiful, colorful turkey! Great shot! Congratulations Susan!
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14. lemonfleur
3:50 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
Beautiful turkey portrait! Congratulations!!!
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13. Doesiedoats
3:10 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
What a fun series, Susan! All the shots
are interesting.

Congratulations on your AC.
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12. YouKnowWho
2:33 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
What a beauty!
Great series, too.
AC congrats!
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11. luvne32
1:55 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
Nice work & Blue, Susan. Their colors in the right light are amazing. One does not usually see this from a distance.
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10. catilac
1:32 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
Fabulous shot Suzi, very nice detail and colors! Congratulations!
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9. suzi46
1:29 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
thankyou all for your kind comments..we are very fortunate to have many dozens of these fascinating birds living in our surrounding forests..they feel very safe and know they ARE safe on our property..they are very intelligent birds as well..and thanks to our Approvers for the recognition..and please DO watch the link Dorothy posted above re: THE WILD TURKEY..it is a wonderful documentary which I had previously seen..the following is copied FYI:

~~The wild turkey is one of the largest birds in North America. An adult male can grow up to 4 feet long from his beak to his tail. Wild turkeys live in open fields and woods and nest on the ground. Wild turkeys prefer to eat insects, grasses, nuts, and berries.

The "beard" that grows from the center of a wild turkey's breast is actually a group of modified feathers that look like hair. Beards are most commonly found on adult male turkeys (called gobblers), although females (called hens) will grow them occasionally.

In spite of its large size and rather awkward appearance, the wild turkey is a powerful flier, reaching speeds of up to 55 mph over short distances. Turkeys will most often fly hard and fast up through the treetops, then set their wings and glide back to the ground.

Benjamin Franklin wanted wild turkeys to be our national symbol instead of the bald eagle. He felt that the stately, majestic qualities of the wild turkey would make it a fine symbol for the new country.

Most people are familiar with the term "flock of pigeons" and even "gaggle of geese," but did you know that a group of turkeys is called a "rafter"? And baby turkeys are called poults.
~~
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8. pegpics
12:48 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
While the eagle symbolizes the spirit of America, this bird symbolizes its bountiful soul!!!
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7. SammyWoody
11:39 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Awesome - what a great capture.
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6. teach50
11:31 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Outstanding.
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5. Willow13
3:29 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Great portrait!! I love the intelligence you captured here in her beautiful eye!!
I hope everyone gets a chance to see this wonderful film on Nature, My Life as a Turkey
Full Episode.
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4. backwardguy
2:57 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Very nice! Difficult to get these guy's heads and eyes so clear. Great shot!
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3. gilg72
2:22 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Wow! Very beautiful Birds indeed.
Update: Congratulations on this AC!
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2. Kennebunker
1:05 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Agreed! The shimmery turquoise and golden tones are so lovely. An exceptionally nice shot, Susan!
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1. WeatherWise
12:55 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Prety feathers and pretty snow...great series.
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suzi46

Living in the mountains of Western Maine on a 15 acre 'gentleman's farm', in a hand hewn log home, has been a wonderful experience these past 6 1/2 years. But it was time to downsize and make a major lifestyle change..so that's what we did!! Going from the Mt Washington Valley region of Maine/NH all the way down to the "Horse Capital of the World"..Marion County in Central Florida! New photo ops in a totally new and intriguing area of this very large and varied state..let the fun begin!

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