Friday, March 21, 2008

Turkey Day!

Wednesday was a rather mild day, especially compared to the snowy first day of spring yesterday and the wild and windy day today. Several of the classes took their recesses outside, with kids jumping rope, swinging, and playing basketball.

I was in the office when one of our assistants came downstairs to ask if it was common for a turkey to be wandering around the property. Truth to tell, we have a flock of turkeys (one Tom and several hens) that live in the woods skirting our property and they often strut around the field. I'd heard word that they were out and about, so I was eager to see if I could get a picture.

I grabbed my camera and went around the front of the building (they'd been reported at the back) to see if I could meet up with him (it was the Tom). Sure enough, he was coming around to the front as I was going towards the end of the building. I was angling for a good shot when I heard "TURKEY!" from the basketball court and saw a herd of boys streaking towards the turkey. Poor thing, it didn't hesitate to see what the ruckus was. He just took off out the gate into the neighbor's yard. I was so annoyed with those kids, because of course they spoiled my shot. Turkeys!

Photos: The kids swinging and jumping rope; turkeys taken two years ago, almost to the day.

4 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Those boys really were TURKEYS! They ruined a good photo shot for you! LOL! They look like wild turkeys. Are they? Very cool!

LaTeaDah

Rondi said...

Yes, they are wild turkeys. They live somewhere in the woods, but like to come out and explore our grounds now and again. Once they flew on top of the house next to us. That was quite a funny site: turkeys on the rooftop!

mon@rch said...

Love your turkey shots but sorry to hear the kids scared them! I think maybe they were excited!! Is this what you call turkeys wanting to learn at school?

Ruth said...

I have only seen wild turkeys once this winter. I would be shocked to see them in town!