Sunday, January 23, 2011

snow-covered corn field

snow-covered corn field –
a flock of wild turkeys scratch
the stubble for seeds
There must be two dozen wild turkeys in this fallow cornfield right next to the road, vigorously scratching the ground, tossing up snow, and plunging their beaks into the stubble to peck at seeds. The males look up more often and sometimes wander off alone to forage. I have never seen so many at once. The continual extreme cold and snow cover must have driven them out into the open. I watch them for a quarter of an hour and they appear undisturbed by passing trucks or one person in a parked car taking many photos.

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