Mama turkey flying off the wall into the yard
From July into October we had a family of ferrel turkeys visit almost daily as they liked to roost high in our cottonwood trees. A mama turkey with 8 poults would hop up on the wall, one by one, as part of their daily routine on their way to roost. In July the poults were small and unsure of the world around them. The last time we saw them was October, and they were all big and grown up. We are hoping they are hiding out for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!
Poults on the wall back in July contemplating their flight off the wall into the yard to catch up with their mother
October: the band of turkeys, all grown up, take their leave as they walk down our road, off into the sunset