Aug 27-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: August: Aug 27-10
Turkey crossing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Frederic W. Koski
Little turkeys    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Frederic W. Koski


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 07:58 am:

Frederic W. Koski was driving along Highway 550, between Marquette and Big Bay, when he spotted this little family trying to cross the road. Good thing he stopped and snapped a couple shots for us to see, although his pictures don't answer that age old question: Why'd the turkey cross the road? Or maybe that was a chicken, I'm all fowled up. ;-> Either way, Frederic's photos certainly get us right in there close and personal with this hen turkey and her little brood of chicks, as they make their way around in the wilds of the U.P.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:06 am:

We see them near our yard nearly every day. They're fun to watch!!!


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:16 am:

Thanksgiving Day is 3 months from now. Just saying.


By Ashley Stelmack (Ashleymack) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 09:44 am:

um......Cranberry Sauce.....what?


By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 09:53 am:

Quiz: What's a baby turkey called? (No fair looking it up -- think!)


By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:18 am:

We saw at least 50+ hens and poults (baby turkeys) on TCH 17 between Thessalon and Blind River in Ontario on our way to Houghton earlier this month. They didn't seem to have a care in the world as they held up a number of cars on the road just munching away on whatever turkeys eat.


By sometimesyooper (Nancyd) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:23 am:

We saw a group of 3 adult turkeys last weekend, in Wisconsin,when we were driving home to Colorado from Eagle Harbor. Hated to leave. I want to guess that a baby turkey is called a "gobblet" but I know that isn't right! LOL


By Doug Smith (Smitty) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:42 am:

Baby turkeys are called "Little Turkeys" :o)


By Lisa R. (Sisugirl) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:13 am:

We have turkeys all around our city here in north Florida, too. They sure have pretty patterned feathers. Plus, I don't think there's a baby animal of any species that isn't cute. Thanks for sharing!


By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:15 am:

Hi
There are no turkeys in the road down here (I'll skip a joke about some of my fellow motorists). But, this morning there were Canada geese in the driveway to my office. They seemed unconcerned as my car approached; they didn't move until I honked my horn (probably they thought "Dang, that's a strange goose").


By Wes Scott (Travelnorth) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 12:42 pm:

Alot of history on that HWY 550 to Big Bay.
I read the Superior Heartland books. Settlement
and building of mills and Big Bay. It's very good reading.


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 01:46 pm:

Capt. Paul is right on about Poult the name for baby turkeys. That was the term my gramma used too.


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 04:54 pm:

These photos should be interesting to Pasty's Canadian visitors, as the Dominion of Canada's Thanksgiving is only about a month and a half from now.


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 05:41 pm:

We have seen lots of turkeys in Oscoda, but, never baby ones. Very Cute.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 05:45 pm:

Janie T. (Bobbysgirl):
"Capt. Paul is right on about Poult the name for baby turkeys."

If one gets apples from an apple tree, where do baby turkeys come from?

Poult tree!


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 07:00 pm:

Saw the bridge all the way up in one shot of the bridge-cam. Did not see a boat go under it in the next shot. Saw it from the camera overlooking the parking lot.


By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 07:08 pm:

Yes, 'poult' is correct. I used to teach my children the correct names of baby animals, and it was a lot of fun. Now I'm doing it with my grandchildren.

Nancyd, I love 'gobblet'; I think that is perfect and am sorry we can't change it.


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 09:15 pm:

FRNash....you crack me up! Taking good care of that heart of yours?


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:43 pm:

Janie T. (Bobbysgirl):
"FRNash....you crack me up! Taking good care of that heart of yours?"


I quack you up? I'm saving that for a day when ducks are featured! <grin>

As to the ticker, I had a stress test and echo cardiogram review on August 3. My cardiologist continues to be amazed that there is so little evidence of my "cardiac arrest" of a year ago.

Now if I just didn't have to hassle with an arthritic hip bone-to-bone contact in the hip joint and my cardiologist doesn't want me having a hip replacement or any kind of surgery for at least another year, while I'm still on Plavix. I can hardly bend my right leg enough to get a sock on it. The shoe is a bit easier, with a long-armed shoe horn!

In the immortal words of Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna, on Saturday Night Live, circa 1976-1979).


Quote:

"Well, Jane, it's always something. If it's not one thing, it's another, but it's always something."



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