Friday, March 30, 2012

Gobblers Gone Wild!

The last couple of weeks has been frustrating for me.  The waterfowl migration has been moving through and the wild turkey gobblers have been strutting but regardless of my effort nothing was coming together.  The ducks have been exceedingly wild and every time I zigged to gobblers zagged.  Of course I well know that success doesn't always come easy so it was with anticipation that once again I setup the little outhouse blind while darkness still enveloped the countryside hoping the gobblers show. 

The first turkeys to hit the meadow were Jakes and soon one was ballooned out in full strut.  As impressive as he appeared he could not begin to measure up to what was to come next!

And it wasn't long before three long-beards showed up to show everyone who was boss.

By the time the activity wrapped up I had shot about 450 frames and had captured my very best ever strutting gobbler images.  This was a morning that will not be forgotten anytime soon.

Little did I know as I headed to the lake to check out the migratory waterfowl activity this afternoon that I would soon be shooting my best ever shots of another species.  The afternoon's shoot will be the subject for another day.

11 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!!! i love that last image. The bird looks like it's glowing.

PaWingers said...

No question about it, those are excellent pics. We complain how frustrating it can be but if it was easy everyone would be doing it and it wouldn't be as rewarding. Ya done very well!!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Turkeys!

JimB said...

Awesome shots Coy-the detail and colors in the big Boss are right on! Turkey fever here this morning thanks to you :)

Montanagirl said...

Terrific - but that last image is my favorite: Fabulous! We had wild turkeys right here in town yesterday - check my blog post today.

Peggy said...

Amazing closeups Coy!

Frank said...

Super shooting Coy ... sounds like you're on a roll ... long may it continue.

Greg said...

wow, great pictures

Elaine said...

Fantastic shots! The morning sun reflecting off the turkeys really makes them glow. Well done!!

imac said...

cute Gobblers Coy,lol.
Hope you are well and your family my friend.

Robert Sobczak said...

Now they are some picture perfect turkeys!