After Easter came Mother’s Day,
More Snow…and a visit from
He strutted and gobbled as he watched over his Turkey Girls
Looking just as handsome in the rear view.
As the temperature plummeted to 15 degrees,
Hummingbirds suck in the freezing sugar water
Black-headed Grossbeak wait their turn at the feeder
And a deflated Tom runs through 8″ of snow to find a warm roost for the night.
A bright May sunrise highlights 13,161 foot high Wheeler Peak’s May snowfall.
After the snow melts here at 9,000 feet, Big Tom returns to Eaglefire
to strut in the sunshine. He doubles in size as he displays every single feather, showing off his blue and red face and neck, and gobbling out the message that these are his hens and this, Eaglefire, is his territory.
He is unbelievably tame, becoming quite tolerant of our sharing HIS home ground.
He and his hens spend most of every day within our sight.
In these photos he is only 10 feet or so off the deck.
When I “gobble” him, he “gobbles” me back.
Now that the Buttercups are up
Can Spring be far behind?