The Big Dance In My Backyard, And It's Doesn't Include Basketball Players.
As those of you following my blog may know, the turkey hens started showing up in my yard this past week after a few months absence. The male gobblers were feeding here all Winter after they scared the hens off.
Well this morning the hens and gobblers ran into each other and the gobblers weren’t interested in the bird seed or corn anymore. They immediately started dancing and strutting with their tail fans extended trying to attract the attention of the hens. I threw some seed out, and the hens ran for it, but not the gobblers. They had only one thing on their mind. I was surprised there were no fights between the gobblers. But they just followed the hens into the woods. I could watch them interact all day. The dance of the turkeys, another sign Spring is here. Our local forecast calls for almost a half a foot of snow tomorrow, but it’s Spring and it seems all the critters out there know it, and I do too. The snow will be gone on Saturday. . And hoping to get up some photos of some deer who just visited my yard. I love my backyard and I love this time of year.