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#1 DesertEagle

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:38 AM

During my years, I have seen many odd things here in Boston. But none has have stranger than what I saw on Sunday: a wild turkey walking up and down Beacon Street in Brookline. Lucky for me, I had a camera in the car. I double parked, put my hazards on and went to photograph it.

On very rare occasions we hear of moose or bears in the streets. Maybe that's next?

More photos at:
http://www.pbase.com...cer/wild_turkey

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Edited by DesertEagle, 25 October 2007 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:53 AM

So, you saved some money this year! Happy Thanksgiving.... :-)
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#3 DesertEagle

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:42 AM

I guess Thanksgiving did come early!

On Tuesday, the Boston Globe ran this article:
http://www.boston.co...o_cities_towns/

Now I'm jealous of their photo. My bird ignored me. The bird photographed in the article showed its full plumage.

Edited by DesertEagle, 25 October 2007 - 12:13 PM.

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#4 Dan Schwartz

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:48 AM

Nice shots!

Occasionally, moose indeed come into Boston, following the railroad tracks...
http://services.bost...mp;category=103

During my years, I have seen many odd things here in Boston. But none has been stranger than what I saw on Sunday: a wild turkey walking up and down Beacon Street in Brookline. Lucky for me, I had a camera in the car. I double parked, put my hazzards on and went to photograph it.

On very rare occasions we hear of moose or bears in the streets. Maybe that's next?

More photos at:
http://www.pbase.com...cer/wild_turkey


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:57 AM

Actually, Ben Franklin lobbied for the wild turkey to become our national bird; but he lost out and it became the bald eagle instead.

It's nice to see your commonwealth's turkey repopulation effort paid off. Now, if you could take back some of the turkeys (and the swimmer!) you sent to Washington... :D

By the way, two weeks ago this red-tailed hawk was on our front lawn, 3 feet outside our bedroom window. I first took a few shots with my S2 Pro (below); then got my 300mm lens & shot some 6x45 frames onto Provia 400X, awaiting drum scanning.

On Tuesday, the Boston Globe ran this article:
http://www.boston.co...o_cities_towns/

Now I'm jealous of their photo. My bird ignored me. The bird photographed in the article showed its full plumage.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:30 AM

nice job seeing the wild turkeys! we get them at my parent's house in buffalo all the time actually...these seem to be "urban" turkeys though.

they are usually in flocks, strange you only saw 1 turkey...maybe he escaped from somewhere.

scott

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 11:36 AM

Actually, Ben Franklin lobbied for the wild turkey to become our national bird; but he lost out and it became the bald eagle instead.


I am thankful he did not win that one, all the things he did and he went with the Turkey. Wild Turkey is meant for drinking, not a national bird :D

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 12:11 PM

I am thankful he did not win that one, all the things he did and he went with the Turkey. Wild Turkey is meant for drinking, not a national bird :D


Amen to that!
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:22 AM

I have actually seen Pheasant around Chicago. They are returning as well.