Tuesday, March 10, 2015
That's For The Birds
At first, I thought the birds hit the window because they didn't see the glass. Over time, I realize it only happens at certain times of the year and I believe it might be mating season and the males are trying to drive off a potential rival. It is certainly mating season for the turkeys. In the orchard, a couple of toms were posturing for a group of hens, doing their best to impress and sweet talk the ladies. Among the hens was a bird of a different color; a wannabe. Ginger was in the group, pretending she belonged. Hens of both species were studiously ignoring the males, continuing to gossip among themselves and scratching under the leaves. I wanted to get a photo of the boys as they strutted and preened, but they stayed in shadow, as close to the girls as allowed. Later on, things heated up. Over in the south pasture, a large group of turkeys of both sexes were gathered and yelling. It appeared that some females were jealous and were driving other girls away and the males stood around cheering.
Spring is in the air, for the birds, that is.