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Mad Aussie
07-03-2010, 07:56 PM
... but so is this bird!!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4758928042_99ce5799a1_o.jpg

Bambi
07-03-2010, 10:03 PM
what an odd looking creature! But I really like how you took the picture. :thumbup:

OWLP
07-03-2010, 11:21 PM
Cool looking bird, nice shot MA.

Mad Aussie
07-03-2010, 11:46 PM
Thanks Bambi and Owlp

Iguanasan
07-04-2010, 12:00 AM
The colour is awesome. Great capture! :thumbup::thumbup:

Mad Aussie
07-04-2010, 12:08 AM
Cheers Iggy

mbrager
07-04-2010, 12:28 AM
It's hilarious the way the turkey appears to be looking right at the camera and has a sardonic slyly smiling expression. Makes me wonder what it might be thinking, indeed.
Mike

Mad Aussie
07-04-2010, 12:42 AM
It's hilarious the way the turkey appears to be looking right at the camera and has a sardonic slyly smiling expression. Makes me wonder what it might be thinking, indeed.
Mike
"Got anything for me to eat hu-man?"

They jump up on the picnic tables ... will dig through your camp gear ... whatever it takes to find food.

QuietOne
07-04-2010, 01:10 AM
They jump up on the picnic tables ... will dig through your camp gear ... whatever it takes to find food.

Could be worse - they could be the size of bears, which tend to do the same thing. The larger ones are capable of removing car doors.

Mad Aussie
07-04-2010, 03:55 AM
Yeh ... thankfully we don't have too many animals on land that are capable of actually eating us.

Hillbillygirl
07-04-2010, 05:51 AM
Beautiful pic of an amazingly colourful bird there MA.


"Got anything for me to eat hu-man?"

They jump up on the picnic tables ... will dig through your camp gear ... whatever it takes to find food.

Are they quite tame, as our wild turkeys see a human and turn tail and run.

Marko
07-04-2010, 12:20 PM
Nice one MA!

Mad Aussie
07-04-2010, 04:52 PM
Thanks Marko :)


Beautiful pic of an amazingly colourful bird there MA.

Are they quite tame, as our wild turkeys see a human and turn tail and run.
Thanks HBG. They are quite tame and will come very close as long as you aren't walking in their direction. If you do that they scuttle off and try to catch one (by hand) anytime you like ... you won't, they are so fast.

They build huge incubation mounds and regulate the temp within a degree or so for the eggs. They are protected by law and I think (I was told but can't confirm) the penalty for killing one is huge.