Turkey's gotta eat too.

My parents have a bird feeder on the deck, literally about eight feet from the doorway.

Yesterday they looked outside to see this and mom immediately snapped some pictures.

It's funny how ambitions change over time.
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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • John Eberhard

    The elusive wild turkey.

    • Kahomono

      I have no trouble finding Wild Turkey.

      Now… Booker’s can be a challenge.

  • TGAP Dad

    Looks kind of scrawny. You might want to pass on this one, and opt for the frozen Butterball come Thanksgiving.

    • http://onth3outsidecorner.wordpress.com/ otocump

      Thats what the feeder is for…fatten it up for Thanksgiving!

    • John Eberhard

      It’s a poult…one of this spring’s chicks. :o)

  • Jessica Murphy

    She should enter that top one into a nature/wildlife photography contest.

  • Carol Eberhard

    We have three hens that have been hanging around the place and they have 10 poults between them (although last time I saw them I only counted 8). This was one of the youngsters, about half grown, 10 pounds or so. We’ve lived here 25 years and having a wild turkey at our bird feeders is definitely a first!

    • ottod

      We’ve had hens and little turkeys for the past several summers. This year we get visits from two pairs of hens, one pair with 13 little ones and one pair with 18. A small dog will make them fly, but the hens will face off a cat.

      The hens pretty much disappear when it gets cold. The toms all hang out about a half mile away all year round. I feed all winter, but I almost never see turkeys then and rarely see tracks.

      The way the weather is changing, I expect to see parrots in a couple of years.

      • lordshipmayhem

        Norwegian Blues?

        • ottod

          I believe that, sadly, that particular species has ceased to be and is no more.

  • NightRaith

    In the first pic the turkey is all “screw you guys I’m hungry.”

  • http://Facebook.com/BareSyntax Joe Gaspar

    *Squeel face* SO CUTE!

    Hmm, reminds me of a vulture. I’ve only seen wild turkeys once, and that was here in Kent. There was a group of them waddling into the woods next to my apartment as I was biking home in a light rain.

  • Catwhisperer

    I used to get pheasants around where I feed the birds. Turns out they pretty much make chicken noises when they’re foraging, who knew? Also, I have picture on my phone of my horse eating out of the birdfeeder. That guy has no dignity…