(S)talkin’ Turkey!  #Wordless Wednesday  #The bird is the word.

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About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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26 Responses to (S)talkin’ Turkey!  #Wordless Wednesday  #The bird is the word.

  1. Anne says:

    We only see farmed turkeys here.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I had never even seen a farmed turkey Anne. I know there are a pair of wild turkeys that live in a wooded area and walk across a busy intersection, but I’ve never seen them. I was alone in the woods, and heard a loud screechy noise, looked toward the Rouge River and there it stood. I couldn’t believe how big it was!

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  2. I can’t get over all the varied, beautiful colors in its feathers! Great pictures! Thank you for the fun e-card! Those turkeys are as colorful as your wild ones. 😊 Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, Linda! 🦃

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I was surprised all the beautiful colors too. I wish it had fanned out its tail – I don’t know if it was a Tom or Hen turkey, but I was excited to see a wild turkey, my first one. Glad you liked the card – I thought it was very cute and worked well for this post. I do have another post tomorrow – I got a lot of shots in the neighborhood of scarecrows and harvest decor. Same to you Barbara.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Turkeys are pretty in their own mixed-up way. Those feathers! Happy Thanksgiving, Linda.

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  4. Laurie says:

    Ahhh…now your earlier post makes perfect sense! Turkeys do have an unearthly-sounding call. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I didn’t want to give it away as to what I saw. Now I know some people see them all the time, and we have some that hang out at a busy intersection about five miles away, but I’ve never seen a wild turkey. I heard this screechy call and looked over at the wood pile and there it was. Same to you Laurie!

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  5. At my old house, I would get wild turkeys coming through to nosh under the bird feeders. An interesting bird!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes! We have a pair who hang out at a busy intersection about five miles from my house and I’ve gone by there many times yet never seen them. I had no idea a wild turkey was this big! I heard the loud noise – looked over and there it was … bigger than life!

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  6. Joni says:

    Ha! I should have guessed! I’m jealous – I’ve never ever seen one period, let alone that close.

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    • Joni says:

      PS. A lot of variation in the feathers too and it looks like a big one.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        When I see them in photos, it is usually not that close and they look all brown, so like you, I was surprised too Joni … their feathers are pretty and it was big. Did you see those big feet? I was greedy and wished that he would have fanned out his/her tail too!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ha ha – I know we have them living in a wooded area about five miles away near a busy intersection. People will post pictures of two, sometimes three or four of them holding up the traffic while they just stand there. One time they had a police car stopped while the officer tried to shoo them with his jacket – one turkey got mad. People were abuzz on social media as someone videotaped the encounter. I drive by there when I go to the bigger parks and have never seen them, so when I heard this noise, turned around and saw it, I was ecstatic.

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  7. Such a stunning photography ,Turkey birds so special here photos seems 👌🌷🙏Happy Thursday 👏

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  8. Wow! That is so cool that you captured one with pics! They are so very elusive in our area… you cannot get near them. It’s probably because of all of the goofy hunters in our area. They say a reflecting mirror attracts them; i tried it, it didn’t work. 🦃

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      We have a few wild turkeys that live in a wooded area about five miles from me. Every so often they take a notion to cross the busy intersection. People stop and take photos or videos and post them on social media. I have never been lucky enough to see them. This was a surprise – I heard this screechy noise while walking in the woods and looked over and there it was on a woodpile. I was ecstatic! Interesting about the mirror. It had such big feet and ran a little, then flew across the narrow River.

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  9. Wild turkey?? You’re lucky to have seen and heard it. Ducklings in the summer and turkey in autumn…cool sightings.

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