Friday, June 22, 2012

More turkeys

Well, it looks like the tom turkey gobbling outside my bedroom window recently found true love--or it's poultry approximation.

My roomie and I were out on the patio potting some Hen and Chicks that we bought at the nursery when Sue spotted the turkey hen over by the pine trees (where Sunny caught the wood ducklings). Then a tiny chick appeared, followed in quick succession by eight more. They wandered under the protection of the trees and out of sight.

                                 TURKEY AND CHICKS


All of this wildlife must come from the wooded lot next door. I love living here with all the advantages of living in the city and the joy of living near nature!
                                               
                               HEN AND CHICKS
        

17 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

Could it have been more appropriate... hens and chicks?
The turkey babies look so tiny, but boy,they grow like weeds!
Jane x

Linda Starr said...

Oh how wonderful to see that baby turkeys they are so cute and the smallest I have ever seen. I used to grow some of those hens and chicks they are really fun, I love succulents. I have aloe vera here, but that's all.

Elaine said...

So that is what it is called, I found some of those little plants in my garden the other day. Goodness knows how they got there.

Those babies look so cute.

Jenny said...

I don't think I've ever seen a turkey chick. They're kind of cute! Have you ever seen the wreaths made out of hens and chicks? They look pretty nifty hanging on a door.

Linda said...

What a lovely post and photos. I have never seen a turkey chick before. Thank you so much for sharing.

Captain Shagrat said...

Yep they look such dear looking creatures.... Hope they make it.

Joanne said...

I stopped my car this morning for a mama turkey and turkettes crossing the road. They swarmed right across but the dad never left the side they started from. I left them a divided family.

Ms Sparrow said...

Jane & Chris: I was surprised how tiny they were too.

Linda Starr: I've always loved Hen & Chicks since I was a kid--I think the name may have something to do with it.

Elaine: I hope that you give your Hen & Chicks some love now that you know what they are. The 6-inch pots cost $12. Of course, you get all the daffodils and English ivy you want for free too!

Jenny: A wreath made out of Hen & Chicks sounds really fun. I'll have to google that and learn more.

Linda: I used a photo off of google images since I'm a camera putz, but that little family was a pretty good match.

Shagrat: I have an idea they will because several Falls ago, we had 14 young turkeys roosting by our house. They have large families.

Joanne: Wow, that must have been quite a sight! I wonder if the father usually stays with the family?

Buttercup said...

Love the picture. I'm so enjoying my friends' blog pictures of summer outside adventures. Thanks!

Linda Starr said...

I've given you an award on my blog post today.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh how lovely to see the turkey chicks!

John Gray said...

turkey pouts.. I love them... somber little chaps and so delicate too... lovely picture

Kittie Howard said...

Ah, spring's romance is our summer delight. There's something special about little chicks following mama, the innocence and the trust, I think. BTW, I also loved the sunk and the dog in your previous post.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh my! I hope those baby turkeys fly the coup or it will be one noisy place! That's A LOT of chicks!
Ear plugs maybe?
jj

revisinglife said...

Wild turkey babies? Cool. I've seen the adults in the wild, but not babies.

Knatolee said...

I love the turkey and her chicks! Not that I need more babies around here... ;)

Knatolee said...

And my hens and chicks look a little different from yours... ;)))