I wasn't sure what the turkeys would do, but it was fun watching these new visitors. Their feathers were beautiful, almost iridescent. If I'm remembering what my good friends who are turkey experts have told me, I think this might be a hen because this bird appears to lack the beard that hangs down the necks of toms.
As I was admiring the turkey feathers, one flew to the top tier of my fence. Hmm. It looks like I might have more fence jumpers.
But my attention was quickly drawn to a second turkey preparing to fly over the fence. What a wing span it displayed!
Soon four turkeys were enjoying the seed dropped on the ground by my sloppy-eating bird friends. It looks like I have a new breed of bird friends today.
One of the five turkeys chose not to jump the fence and continued on alone through the woods. I enjoyed watching the turkeys for another twenty minutes, and then they flew back over the fence and followed the loner through the woods. I wonder if I will have more fence-jumpers this spring? I've had visiting bears destroy my feeder systems in past years, but have never caught one on camera. It would be thrilling to see a bear close enough to capture on camera, but another part of me, prefers to keep a safe distance from this critter.