|The Ocellated Turkey in Tikal National Park|
|Merriam's Turkey on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon|
Turkeys are amazing. I love to see them in nature and in one instance, I was so focused on my photography that both Kathie and myself were surrounded by turkeys!!!
We had a good laugh as they approached us. Attack of the killer turkeys!!!
I have been fortunate to see the other variety of turkey in Guatemala....the Ocellated Turkey!!
Wild Turkeys are making a huge comeback in the United States and their range is spreading little by little. So many people take them for granted, but I remember a time when they weren't so common. This bird had been wiped out from the landscape due to overhunting. Today the permits are strictly regulated in many states.
And even though I'm a birder, I do enjoy the taste of turkey on Thanksgiving day. Is that a bad thing? If you are looking to try out something new and different with turkey, might I recommend a delicious soup from Guatemala called Kak'ik? It's seriously awesome and even writing about it now makes my mouth water. I'm a Spanish teacher and if you want some extra credit, try this Mayan dish out. So if you have leftovers.....and who doesn't?.......might I recommend a little international fun to excite the taste buds.
I've been a little slow on the writing and commenting this past month, but I assure you all that I have been reading your blogs. I just haven't been commenting on them as much. Yes, I'm a turkey, but it has actually been quite nice to read all of your work like I would a newspaper. It's my daily lunch ritual. I get my salad and sit down at the computer. And then I read your work and thoughts:) No word verification or clicking boxes.....just reading. I've also been on the road with Kathie a lot this month. We've had great adventures across Southern Arizona and those stories will be told.....eventually. But for now, it's time to relax and enjoy life....and the cooler weather again! Happy holidays everyone! And don't forget to check out Wild Bird Wednesday!