By now, wild turkeys are a familiar sight to residents and visitors of Cape Cod. The big birds once threatened with extinction and now abundant on the Cape, emerge from woods and fields to forage out in the open in yards and roadsides. When they decide to cross the road it takes forever. My instagram feed is peppered with my peaceful encounters with these guys.
Rarely though, do we ever see these birds take flight. The other day I looked outside my front door to see three turkeys on the ridge of the roof on the house across the street, with two others sitting in the leafless branches in the trees above. It was a startling sight, appearing rather, unnatural. I mean, I've heard of birds on a wire before, but turkeys on a roof ridge? I took out my iphone to record this rare scene. Rare for me anyway.
Here is the result: One by one the turkeys flew off, leaving one very unhappy-- and I assume juvenile, turkey behind. See how the drama played out, and enjoy.
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