We’ve had a group of turkeys in our backyard all winter.  It looks to be 1 male and 2 females.  They usually don’t get close enough to get a decent picture.  This morning, Molly was on the back porch and was deeply intent on something in the back yard.  I never looked to see what she was looking at, but I knew she was focused because she was not bothered by the girls knocking on the glass windows.  Brian suddenly yelled from the back bedroom “There’s a huge turkey in the back yard!” 

We proceeded to watch the male show his tail feathers and dance at the nearby females, who seemingly were not paying attention.  🙂   In the first video, near the 10 sec mark, above the slide, the female shakes her wings.  In the second video, the male is turning in circles and dancing near the middle of the screen. 


I forget sometimes that we all coexist in this world. I’ve been going for a morning jog a few days a week recently. So far, I’ve seen a few bunny rabbits and this morning, a falcon/eagle/hawk. He was sitting on the storm inlet in between the sidewalk and the road. Strange place for a big bird. I just walked right up and didn’t even notice him because he was so still. I finally stopped and realized I was looking at a huge bird. We looked at each other for a moment before he flew away. Weird.

Also, last week, there was a white coyote in the middle of our street. Brian spooked him a bit and he couldn’t figure out how to get beyond the houses with fences back to the woods.

You’d think that because we live in the city, our house are really close together and busy roads are all around, that you wouldn’t see wildlife here. Not so. Cool.

In other news, Samantha can definitely open doors now. It occurred to me that I hope I don’t find her out in the street soon. I’m trying to get a good video of her singing her ABCs. She’s getting really good.