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Happy Thanksgiving! 2011

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria

Is your turkey in the oven yet? Check out Irvin and Pauline Faria’s turkeys in the garden! He says, “Pauline’s garden is a Certified National Wildlife Habitat. Its woodland setting provides an ideal wildlife habitat. Among our visitors are these wild turkeys (Meleagris californica) who visit daily. At night they sleep in the oak trees, then awaken us in the morning with their distinctive gobbling call. Male “gobblers” show off their fanlike tail, bare head and bright beard while the hens look on. The hens generally lay 4-17 eggs in March and April but predator attacks results in few survivors, as is evident by the hens and chicks.” Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And thanks, Irvin, for sharing your turkeys with us!

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Irvin Faria
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  1. Deanneart 11/24/2011

    Perfect! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  2. pattyspencer 11/24/2011

    The baby turkey is the cutest! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

  3. sheilaschultz 11/24/2011

    Lovely, Irvin and Pauline... a perfect way to start this special day. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  4. tractor1 11/24/2011

    Happy Thanksgiving To All!

    I love wild turkeys. I have them on my property here in the catskills. Here you can see some newly hatched and how they grew:



  5. Joyce70 11/26/2011

    Sorry to be late posting a comment. Hope Thanksgiving was great! I loved the turkeys and would love to see more of the garden sometime.

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