Housetop Turkey, or, Rooftop Studies.

Coquina the doglet does a good job of making the yard less turkey-friendly.

She came tearing out of the house the other afternoon, startling a dozen or so, and big birds went in all directions, from “away” to “up”. One chose a branch in an oak, over the swings.

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And what’s that?

Up there?

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A turkey-being, waiting for the darn dog to depart…

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I cruised the yard, trying out different vantage points.

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Turkey stayed right there, in a single vantage point, thank you very much.

For some reason it reminded me of the song “Papa’s on the Housetop (Won’t Come Down)”.

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Here’s a link to a couple of old farts (I mean, “gentlemen”) singing that fine old ditty.

C’mon, Coquina….beat it!

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You can’t get me up here.

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I can wait.

2 responses to “Housetop Turkey, or, Rooftop Studies.

  1. Gads! Those things are nasty! They are not native here, but have moved in over the past many years. I saw them east of the San Francisco Bay up until about 2010. They arrived here only a few years ago, but they are already a problem. I do not like turkey much, but these seem to be better than what I am accustomed to.

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