Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wild Turkey

In the American Indian tradition
the Wild Turkey
is a noble bird.
The Turkey is known as the Give-Away Eagle.
I honor the Turkey today.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I get funny looks when I say that I think wild turkeys are beautiful birds.

Anonymous said...

such a wonderful bird for a great holiday we are going to have soon!

Deb said...

Aren't turkeys such beautiful, proud looking birds. This is a wonderful picture showing all his gorgeous colours.

Mary said...

They are beautiful! So glamorous and proud.

Q said...

Dear Lynne,
They are most beautiful! Other people just do not understand how noble of a bird the Turkey is.

Q said...

Dear Mon@rch,
Very soon many turkeys will be dressed for supper. I am a vegetarian so no birds on my table!
There are wild turkeys near my house. Whenever I see them I am wowed. Last week I watched one fly over the roadway I was driving on. Incredible birds!

Q said...

Dear Deb,
They are beautiful! I love the American Indian way too. The idea that these birds represent giving.
Maybe that is why they are the American Thanks-giving bird. LOL

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I also love the big tail show!
Glam Bird...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Turkeys are gorgeous birds. I hope I don't repeat myself but I have seen the most incredible act by a turkey.

My Dearly Beloved and I were walking a path in a woods and a hen turkey started doing a injured wing routine. Now this is cute when a killdeer or other shorebird does this but you can imagine our amazement when this huge bird started throwing itself all around us on this skinny path, screaming at the top of its lungs and dragging itself away from us. We immediatley started looking for her young. There were 6 or so that we saw. They were very young indeed, as they looked like little fuzz balls on straws.

We will never forget the sight and sounds of that huge bird thrashing around as her babies ran for their lives.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I love your story. Having experiences out in the wilds with the birds is unforgetable. Your story reminded me of how important it is for us to be protective of habitat! The baby turkeys must have been charming! I bet Mom was a neverous wreck!
Thank you for telling your story. I did get tickled. What a cool experience!

Sprite said...


Turkeys are magnificent birds!

It's so interesting that Benjamin Franklin was rather disappointed that the Bald Eagle became our national bird. His letter to his daughter is clear about his sentiment. It can be found on google.

Great post, love the responses.


Q said...

Dearest Sprite,
I also think the noble Turkey would have been the best choice for our national bird. I do love the eagles too. I love the way the Native Americans saw the Turkey as the giver to the people.
Each of us has an idea of what the Turkey means..I see them as incredible birds. They remind me to give.