While it has been over about two months since I first encountered the fox pups back in April, wildlife babies continue to arrive. The big event over the past week has been the arrival of the whitetail fawns. I spotted my first one of the season Sunday morning. While its not much of a fawn photo it is the best I was able to capture as the mother lead her new charge to safety.
A little later as I was driving along a dirt road I noticed a black object lying in the entrance to a pasture. I was already past the lane by the time I was able to stop, having to back up for a second look. At first I could not identify it but as I reached for the binoculars a head and long neck stretched up. Identifying it as a wild turkey hen I immediately suspicioned that she was hiding her poults with her body. While I waited a few minutes, other than to move her head the hen remained motionless.
As my time was running out and I needed to be on my way I hit the trucks ignition. The sound of the engine starting was just enough to startle the hen into moving, revealing her brood of about a dozen poults.