A Turkey Kind of Spring

Posted on June 7, 2016

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Outtakes from my 2016 Photo Journey

 

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Permission to land please, over.

 

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Birds marching to the beat of their own drum.

 

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Or flying to the beat of their wings.

 

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An impromptu meeting under falling spring snow.

 

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Gobbling, lots and lots of gobbling.

 

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All to find favor with the damsel.

 

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On the ground…

 

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And in the air…

 

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They’re coming to a female.

 

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That hen can and does lead to fights.

 

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But it also, to the victor, goes the rewards.

 

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More searching

 

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And certainly an increase of strutting one’s stuff.

 

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The infighting intensifies.

 

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Verbalization increases.

 

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Hens are pursued with poetic romance.

 

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All for this…in the middle of the road.

 

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Just to prove that no hen was hurt in the act of propagating the species.

 

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Such a beautiful bird whether in flight,

 

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Or on the ground,

 

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 He’s a showman for sure.

 

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With multiple colorful displays,

 

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That even make for great book ends.

 

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By late May the fan-fare is all but over.

 

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Until next Spring my friends, next Spring!

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