Infra-red Photography: Roosting Turkeys

The turkeys were discussing their activities yesterday evening while getting ready for bed in the trees out back. This isn’t unusual, but they seemed rather louder than usual.

We walked out the driveway, me with the Sony DSC-F717 in IR Night Shot mode, and eavesdropped for a while. The two early birds in the trees may have been air bosses for the rest of the flock, as nobody else arrived while we were there.

So I didn’t get any pictures, but it reminded me of some I took a few years ago when a hen with a gaggle of chicks roosted in a maple directly in front of the house.

Three peeps are easy to see, but she had at least two others snuggled up on her left side!

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