Friday, January 31, 2014
Some Winter Turkeys
I wish I could show you the full size of this flock. There must be about three dozen turkeys in it. It depends on the day how many I see. At times I only get to see about half a dozen, but at other times I see the whole flock.
She was telling me that she thought it was a nice thought that maybe some of the people who were buried in the cemetery were reincarnated into these turkeys. She even named some of them after people she knew. She doesn't really believe it, but she said it's fun to think about it that way.
Even though I've known my aunt my whole life, I didn't know her very well until I moved here. I only ever got to visit here once every several years. Now she's one of my favorite family members. I think of her little story whenever I see these turkeys.
I'm now sure that I was completely wrong. Turkey vultures leave this area for the winter, so it could not have been them. It had to be these turkeys that were flying around so skillfully. I never knew turkeys could fly so well. They were simply flying into the trees so they could get some sleep.
There are many different flocks of turkeys in the area, but this is the one I see the most. Maybe I'll go out one of these times and look for some of the others. I'd be interested to know where they live. There are so many wild places here that I may never find out. I'll still look though because I like turkeys. I'll talk to you later.