Saturday, October 31, 2015

Trick or Treat Turkey

1. fake turkey-kab Wild Turkey on top of power poles on Brunswick Landing?

Okay, I hate to admit it, but I got faked out. This summer while driving through Brunswick Landing I was amazed to see male Wild Turkeys atop power poles every time I drove through Brunswick Landing. I had no idea why they were up there but could only guess that they were standing guard over nesting hen turkeys somewhere below. Every time I drove through I saw these birds, but soon started to notice they were in the exact same locations. What faithful birds I thought to myself and I faithfully eBirded them. Sometimes I even saw turkeys running alongside the road in the grasses, but these four males were always atop their poles. Finally one day I stopped to take their pictures and when I finally offloaded the photos I was shocked! I had been faked out by fake turkeys!

2. fake turkey on Brunswick Landing pole-kab I could only guess that they were put up there to keep osprey from landing on or building nests on these poles as there are a large number of nesting osprey on Brunswick Landing. I sheepishly went back and corrected all my eBird lists. I felt so dumb and blind. It just goes to show that you are never too old to learn, or make a fool of yourself!

Trick or Treat on me!

3. gobble gobble-kab

Happy Halloween to you!

11 comments:

  1. that's a high wird act Kathie!! Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. Hahaha! That's a good trick! :-) Happy Halloween!

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  3. That was a good laugh Kathie(:))

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    1. Roy, yes it was and the joke was on me!

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  4. I hope the power company considers building safe platforms for the osprey, if this is such a popular spot. Even one platform at a time would be a start ;)

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    1. Unknown, they do have nesting platforms in other areas of that property. If you scroll down a few posts you will see photos of the osprey on the nest with young. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I very much appreciate your concern for the birds!

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  5. That is so funny! I'd have done the same thing!

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  6. I am leaving with a smile. Thank you Kathie :)

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.