Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ahhhh Spring

And a young girl's thoughts turn to....................................


turkey????


Yes, a flock of turkeys hang out at University Hospital on Staten Island.  They are quite calm, too. They don't run from people, it is a mutual respect, although people who live nearby are tired of cleaning up after them.  


I am not sure how they came here, they may have gotten loose while being transported to a facility where they would be on the chopping block!


Photos taken Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Still can't get over it.  Wild turkeys in the city.............just another day on Staten Island.  They survived Superstorm Sandy, too, this area had heavy flooding and damage.

I'll be joining Fiona for Green Day, Elaine for Sunny Simple Sunday and Kathy for Clever Chicks blog hop.

xo

31 comments:

  1. Barbara, this is a funny post; your writing is very clever. :-D That truly is an interesting sight. Our parents both get those in their yards sometimes, but they live outside the city. I do understand about the cleaning up part. We used to have a big flock of Canadian Geese in our neighborhood, and they walked around in people's yards on a daily basis. Thankfully, our house is on the opposite side of the neighborhood, so we never had that problem. But they used to hang out at the elementary school, and that was really an unsanitary mess for the children's playground. They are rather aggressive birds, too.

    I had always heard that they migrated here for the winter, and then flew back to Canada in the summer, but they stayed here year round and never went home. So I started calling them Carolina Geese.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  2. Oh my goodness, isn't that too funny? I once saw turkeys in our city & nearly ran my car into the curb because I was so surprised! lol

    It really looks like it's Spring in Staten Island. I wish the rest of the state would get the memo! lol

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  3. Maybe they stopped by for a good hot dog??? Yep, that is an unusual sight in the city, glad everyone is living together nicely:@)

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  4. I love the turkey pictures!!:)

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  5. We have turkeys in the city - on Thanksgiving! That's wild. We have alot of the big Canadian Geese here and they sure do make a mess also.

    Judy

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  6. This is funny! Too bad some type of wildlife rescue people couldn't round them up and take them to the country.

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Funny, my thoughts never turn to turkey in March :) Seriously, I do think that wild turkey flocks are growing in numbers everywhere! I wish it looked like spring here - too much snow lately :(

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  8. That is funny Barbara. I have noticed the turkeys that visit me seem to relax after they get used to me moving around. I guess they size up the situation. I wonder if they are being fed by people? They do leave some rather large deposit don't they!

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  9. How odd! I wonder where they will head when November approaches.:-) xo Nellie

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  10. My.. how neat it that.. smile..

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  11. How neat! They are beautiful, aren't they? We actually have a flock that we sweet almost every day in our community, too!

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  12. Wow! We live out in the country, and I have never seen wild turkeys on our property. (I have seen a few turkeys on our way to church, so they're around.) And there they are on Staten Island! How cool! :D

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  13. We have wild turkeys on the road between my house and my mother's house, but I have never seen one with his feathers all fluffed like that. That's an amazing shot! I love it.

    I do think it's pretty cool that you have them right smack in the city.

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  14. Too funny! I know a former farmer who would be having a fit over those turkeys.... he has been quite homesick for our home in the country lately.

    I am so glad you are getting a taste of spring! I am super excited for our weekend forecast here!

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  15. Wild turkeys were reintroduced to this area SW Ontario some years ago and now there are flocks of them but they don't venture into urban areas......they seem to enjoy the stubble corn fields.. I am impressed these are so tame..

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  16. Ahhh, there they are and here I am to make a comment on a computer that'll work...I hope!

    How wonderful to have turkeys on Staten Island. They must turn a lot of heads. I have seen turkeys in the wild here often, but I've never seen one fanning its tail so beautifully. Good capture!

    Did the storm blow past? I hope so!

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  17. That is strange, seeing turkeys there. We see them all the time around here, along with other wildlife.

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  18. They're smart! They didn't want to go to the chopping block. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  19. This just makes me smile! Hugs, Linda

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  20. They are very cute. I think that it' s incredible seeing turkeys in your city!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  21. Wow, I would never expect to see them there. I always think of them as being in more woodsy areas, but what do I know? I often see turkey vultures around here.

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  22. Oh my, turkeys in the city!! Isn't that something??!! What a sight. I'll bet you're right about how they got transplanted.

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  23. What a surprising site! Fun seeing your photos!

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  24. Turkeys in Town!!!!

    Wow, I would love to see them.

    Thinking Christmas now!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Day,
    lovely having you with us.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    x Fiona

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  25. I sen them your way, we have too many of them! :)
    They hang out with the deer here, tick carriers! :(

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  26. São mesmo pássaros diferentes...imagino como deve ser vê-los ao vivo. Um abraço!

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  27. Eles são muito engraçados quando abrem as asas. Não tem como não se destacarem, mesmo em locais de movimento.
    Eles vieram pra alegrar o Green Day.
    Um lindo final de semana. Abraços

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  28. Absolutamente encantador esse peru com as asas abertas. Belíssimas fotos! Abraço. Ailime

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  29. Dearest Barbara,
    Oh, lovely turkeys and must felt really free♡♡♡ Lucky them(^^;) 
    I also have noticed the pine tree; we miss our 2 wonderful ones, p;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  30. Some very lucky turkeys there. I love their display of feathers. It's rare to have a sight such as this compared to how they are usually penned up. The ones I see around my way in the UK are usually just before Christmas where you can choose one (I never do, so cruel!) Take care. Chel x

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