Wild turkeys are in town!!
(no, not the alcohol, but the bird!)
There has been this large 'group' of turkeys
in our rural neighborhood the last couple of months.
Seven to ten birds strolling the fields and meadows...
|I snagged this photo from longislandpress dot com|
'cause the wild turkeys in our neighborhood
are more than a little camera shy.
I think that these wild turkeys are beautiful.
And evidently they are doing a good job hiding from the coyotes,
as the contingency is staying in high numbers!Then, there are domesticated turkeys:
|Stole this pic from my sis - |
my niece and nephew had wonderful turkeys
for the County Fair this year.
I think that these turkeys are beautiful, too.
So then comes the discussion:
What is a Group or Gang of turkeys called?
Rafter? or Flock?I said: Rafter of turkeys.
Neighbor said: Flock of turkeys.
We did an on-line search - guess it depends on which site you use.
Rafter AND Flock are both correct.
Though we did find that
rafter is used for domesticated turkeys
and flock is for wild turkeys.But then, there was exactly the opposite.
No matter - neither my neighbor or I
are going to go on some trivia/game show
where we'd need to know this answer.
Anyway, I've been enjoying seeing
the coming and going of this bird family...
and though I have a very nice turkey call,
I haven't used it to lure them in. Yet. :)
Maybe I'll make me a
Turkey of a Quilt
errr, quilt of a turkey
to remember this turkey event.Then I'd HAVE to know the answer to the question -
Rafter or Flock? for my quilt label. :)
Happy October, andhope you get to stitch a little this week!