Wild Turkeys Eating in Our Neighbor's Yard

@kobesbuddy (16678)
East Tawas, Michigan
November 5, 2017 5:51pm CST
I've tried to get a photo of these wild turkeys, different times. Every time I come out with a camera, they take off running in the opposite direction. Yesterday, they didn't leave, because our neighbor lady had put some birdseed out in their bird feeder. Whatever falls onto the ground, the wild turkeys and squirrels compete with each other, to get it first. I wasn't close enough to get a good shot, because I didn't want to frighten them again.
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@Susan2015 (18305)
• United States
6 Nov
They don't look scared in the picture. I didn't know they would eat bird seed.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
I think she throws corn out there too, but I'm not sure what they're eating. My father use to feed the wild turkeys, when he lived here. If he was late putting out the corn, they would climb onto the side porch and peck on the door! LOL @Susan2015
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@ebanreb (4066)
• Philippines
6 Nov
Turkeys when cook taste delicious specially when roasted with herbs and spices. Makes me hungry lol.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
We love roast turkey, I should go catch one! LOL
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@ebanreb (4066)
• Philippines
6 Nov
@kobesbuddy hhaha yeah try to catch one lol
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@ebanreb It will end up picking me on top of the head, for sure!
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@rebelann (31004)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Nov
Wow, nice shot. Capturing wildlife is a heck of a lot harder than pets although pets can be challenging. Good Job.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
The animals don't usually hold still, it's hard to get a still life picture!
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@rebelann (31004)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Nov
I've noticed @kobesbuddy I've been trying to see the lizards before the take off like bats outta hell but thats not gonna happen anytime soon. Then there's the road runners, by the time I see em they're hightailing after a lizard, they're really fast too.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@rebelann Photographing a wild animal takes skill, that I don't have!:(
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@Happy2BeMe (66814)
• Canada
5 Nov
So very cool..nice shot. I have never seen wild turkeys before.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
I'm glad you enjoyed this picture! They are quite large birds, especially when the males fan their feathers out:)
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@Happy2BeMe (66814)
• Canada
6 Nov
@kobesbuddy it would be so cool to see
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@Happy2BeMe The male birds do that, when they feel threatened by another male turkey, they compete to show who's boss:)
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@sharon6345 (106328)
• United States
5 Nov
I would not want that in my yard. when kay and I would feed the ducks we walked a long way down the road and they followed us.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
We had to stop feeding the ducks, they kept coming each day in larger and larger groups.
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• Kingston, New York
15 Nov
@kobesbuddy ducks like a free meal
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@eagletrek2 They sure do, and they get one everywhere in our town!
• Eugene, Oregon
6 Nov
The ones around here are so tame that they stop traffic, crossing streets in flocks of six to 12 or more.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
Yes, these turkeys block traffic, quite often! LOL
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@ilocosboy (31849)
• Philippines
6 Nov
Wow that is a good to enjoy the day, watching the wild turkeys.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
They walk past our home twice a day, once seeking food and later on, heading back into the woods to sleep.
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@ilocosboy (31849)
• Philippines
6 Nov
Is anyone owns them?
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@ilocosboy No, they are wild birds that flock into our neighborhood.
@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Nov
Wild turkeys are very skittish. I was at a camping ground once and a guy camping there had a coffee can of corn and every time he shook it the turkeys would come to eat. It was pretty cool.. Nice shot you got
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@fishtiger58 Thanks, they are very tame, as you already knew.
@snowy22315 (32870)
• United States
6 Nov
I would have liked to see that!
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Nov
@snowy22315 They are huge birds, but the males fight about all kinds of things!
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@shivamani10 (9966)
• Hyderabad, India
6 Nov
The photograph is taken nicely. You should have taken in even more close to the turkeys.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
When I get closer, they run away.
@Juliaacv (22073)
• Canada
5 Nov
I have not ever seen any near a home like that. They must not be too shy. Do they leave big messes after they've visited like that or are they fairly clean birds?
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
They always leave messy droppings, wherever they spend time:)
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• Peoria, Arizona
6 Nov
Aww look at those little gobblers! So cute! that is really neat to see!
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
They don't realize how close Thanksgiving is! LOL
• Peoria, Arizona
6 Nov
@kobesbuddy Well, I guess if no one can get a turkey from the store in time...haha be carefully turkeys!
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@DesirousDreamer These birds are almost like pets, they're so friendly:( We'd never shoot one!
@alberello75 (12981)
• Genova, Italy
6 Nov
For one like me, who lives in the city, the view of these animals, is an impossible thing
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
They do have turkeys in the zoo, in many cities.
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@alberello75 (12981)
• Genova, Italy
11 Nov
@kobesbuddy In my town, the zoo comes, only when there is the Circus. My dad brought me there, when I was a children.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
@alberello75 We go visit the Detroit Zoo, every summer with my daughter:)
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@Butchcass4 (5784)
• United States
6 Nov
Nice picture of the turkeys. My husband and I were on our way to church Sunday and on the way we saw a bunch of turkeys out in the field. I love to see a fully dressed out turkey strutting his stuff lol! I am also looking forward to turkey on Thanksgiving Day. We live in Northeastern PA and are going to NC to our sons for Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to it. We'll leave Wednesday and leave to come home Saturday. Thanks for sharing your picture, it's always nice to see the real thing.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
Have fun for Thanksgiving and stay safe:) Our daughter's family lived in Richlands, N.C. for ten years. We use to visit their home, for the holidays. Now, they reside in Michigan, much closer! @Butchcass4
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• United States
6 Nov
@kobesbuddy So glad your family is closer to you. I know that means a lot. As all my children ages 31,32, 34 and 37, they all live far away. I don't get to see our 7 grandchildren either. It hurts! But then theres God I believe He will work something out so I can see them again, that gives me hope. Our son in NC doesn't have any children yet! Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior?
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@Butchcass4 Yes, I do know the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior:) He's at the center of my life, at all times!
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@Srbageldog (4806)
• United States
6 Nov
How cool! It's so funny, though, how animals will go running anytime you attempt to take a picture of them. My cat won't sit still anytime I bring the camera out, even if it's just the one on my phone.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@Srbageldog Yes, Kobe hides under the porch, every time I bring the camera outside! LOL
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• United States
7 Nov
@kobesbuddy My parents' dogs will take off running if they suspect I'm going to take their picture. Getting pictures of them is always a challenge.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Nov
@Srbageldog Some animals just don't like cameras, at all:(
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@DianneN (57247)
• United States
8 Nov
That's still a great photo. I see them on the track when I walk and in my yard all the time, so much so, that Doodles doesn't bother with them anymore. He still looks, however. lol
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
Our dog tries to run toward them, but he's inside a fenced in back yard! LOL
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@DianneN (57247)
• United States
11 Nov
@kobesbuddy Lol! Doodles knows not to go into the woods here. When he's back at his Daddy's house, he is fenced in, too.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
@DianneN We never trust Kobe out of this fenced in yard, unless he's on a leash.
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@Raelove (15118)
• Saco, Maine
6 Nov
I've got lots of photos of the turkeys that live here. They come out twice a day, and some of us toss bread out for them. Always fun to watch, especially when the Tom's are all feathered out to impress the ladies.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
@Raelove Yes, we love to watch them, the males are so feisty! LOL
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@Raelove (15118)
• Saco, Maine
11 Nov
@kobesbuddy They sure are, and year-round, too. Here, we have a new flock of young hens that the larger older ones push around. And even though the breeding season isn't till next April, the Tom's are still strutting their stuff. Guess it's always breeding season for them! Typical males....
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
@Raelove LOL Yes, their male breeding season, is 24/7, 365 1/4 days a year!
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@LadyDuck (118525)
• Switzerland
6 Nov
Those are big birds. There are always "guests" when I feel the bird feeders. Here we mainly have magpies.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@LadyDuck They are very large, well fed birds!
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@LadyDuck (118525)
• Switzerland
6 Nov
@kobesbuddy They look plump.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@LadyDuck The male birds are large, while the females are a little smaller.
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@responsiveme (14375)
• India
6 Nov
Oh ...Will they be caught for Thanksgiving?
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
By the holiday, they will be in hiding somewhere! LOL
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• India
6 Nov
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Nov
@responsiveme I think the same way, I'd never want to shoot one!:(
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@much2say (34543)
• United States
6 Nov
I can only dream about seeing wild turkeys in our neighborhood - this would never happen! They are so huge . . . jsut where do they nest??
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
I'm not sure where they nest, probably out in our woods. They do fly and at night these birds roost, up in the trees behind our property.
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@much2say (34543)
• United States
12 Nov
@kobesbuddy They fly ? Like I said, we don't get them, so I don't know that much about them. Do they make a lot of noise too (since they are big!)?
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Nov
@much2say In a flock, they are terribly noisy!
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@WriterAI (3746)
• Bulgaria
6 Nov
Thank you for this nice pic.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov
@WriterAl Sorry it's so dark, but I'm learning how to use the flash, on our camera.
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@WriterAI (3746)
• Bulgaria
11 Nov
@kobesbuddy It's OK.
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@kobesbuddy (16678)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Nov