Thursday, July 13, 2017

That's Mr. Butterball to You

I had a visit from a very large male wild turkey this afternoon.  I called him Butterball.  Then he turned to look at me and it was if he thought, "that's Mr. Butterball to you.


I wonder what is up with that horn on his head, as I have never seen one like this before.



Lots of great color on this fellow. And a nice long beard. 


Must be a bachelor, no females in sight. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm sure Mr. Butterball is now off roosting in a nearby tree.

24 comments:

  1. I've never seen a turkey like this before!!! Great photos, Carol....

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    1. Hilda, I've looked at tons of pictures and haven't seen one with that horn but I read they do tend to get "growths" on their heads and neck. We often see more of these wild turkeys later in the year. It's like they strut their stuff just before hunting season to get the guys all excited about hunting. LOL Have a great day!

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  2. I love turkeys, Carol! Beautiful photos! I went to a nature park last year and I had quite a conversation with a turkey! LOL! People who happened to be around got a laugh and seemed to enjoy it. I love imitating animals and seeing there responses.

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    1. LOL, I was making turkey noises but he couldn't hear me. He was so big I was too scared to go out in the yard. Have a great day!

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  3. No girlfriends for the poor guy....maybe they don't like that spike on his head.

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    1. Maybe he's trying to be a Unicorn. A bit early for Halloween with his costume though.
      LOL Have a great day. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un grand merci pour adorable message laissé sur mon blog. Je suis heureuse que ma dernière peinture est fait resurgir de merveilleux souvenir.
    Lorsque j'ai aperçu ce petit moulin lors de mon séjour à Cape Cod, j'ai été extrêmement charmée. Il demeure un très bon souvenir pour moi aussi.
    J'ai pris note de votre recommandation pour Onset Beach. Je retournerai à Cape Cod et dans le Maine. Je vous ferai signe lorsque je programmerai mon voyage, je serais contente de vous rencontrer.

    Etonnant ce dindon dans la nature ! Nous n'avons pas ce genre d'animal sauvage en France. Je suis également surprise par la présence de cette petite corne semblable à celle d'un rhinocéros !!
    Cet emplumé ne serait-il pas coupé avec une autre espèce ?!...

    Merci pour le partage de ces belles photos.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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    1. Thank you Martine. It would be lovely to meet someday.

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  5. Hello, awesome sighting of the turkey. I hope stays safe and is not anyone's butterball this year. I would tell the turkey go run and hide. Happy Friday, have a great day and weekend!

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    1. Hubby thinks he's a very old turkey and going to die soon. He has this habit of stopping where ever he is and tucking his head in his feathers and taking a nap. Sometimes he starts to sway a bit and looks like he's going to fall over. I haven't seen him in over a day now. I hope he's ok.

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    2. Good morning, Carol! That is sad, I hope he is OK.

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  6. Boy! He is a good sized one, isn't he? He does have beautiful colors in his feathers. Hope he does find some companionship.

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    1. I hope so too, Carol but I think he's very old and ready to die soon. He stops and takes naps and doesn't seem to care where he is standing. I haven't seen him in over a day now. I do hope he's ok.

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  7. I LOVE these pics. I have some fabulous turkey feathers and I can see them where they are on his plumage. Lucky you and lucky me for seeing these!

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    1. I could picture his feather in an Indian headdress. But then I thought, maybe they would only use eagle feathers. They really are pretty though. I've seen males with their tails fully spread and it's awesome. Hope you've had a great weekend.

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  8. Hello Carol!:) Our Jays are also noisy!! What a great looking turkey. The horn-like structure on his head is most unusual. Thanks for sharing.:)

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I've read that turkeys get growths on their head and neck. I'm still calling him my very own unicorn. LOL Have a great new week ahead.

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  9. such a cute story and wonderful pictures!!

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  10. Thanks Debbie, so nice of you to visit. Have a great new week.

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  11. Dear Carol - I can't imagine what that horn is doing on Mr. Butterball...wonderful photos friend. Loved seeing him up close! Hugs!

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  12. awesome shots of this marvelous creature my friend!

    enjoyed your chuckles too.
    thank you for interesting post

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. Always good to hear from a new person. Have a blessed day.

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  13. I love how birds turn their heads like that to give you the EYE :) Chickens are that way too. He's a big one!!

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  14. Thanks everyone! Hope you all are having a great week.

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