Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Can the sun be late?

Sunrise is getting later in the morning. It’s throwing my morning routine off a bit….
The sunrise in the bird bath

The turkeys passed through the yard for the first time in months. The largest male was too busy intimidating other Toms to get a good picture of it. Its snood was long enough to be classified as impressive.



11 responses

  1. Littleskew

    Beautiful images. The first 2 of the sun rise are amazing

    Thanks for sharing

    October 20, 2011 at 7:08 am

    • melissakoski

      Hi Littleskew,

      I’m finally catching the morning light as it gets later. (:
      I love your drawing, Magical Night.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

      • Littleskew

        Aww thanks :)

        October 21, 2011 at 4:03 am

  2. Great shots. Looks like a butterfly in your birdbath. :-)

    October 20, 2011 at 7:17 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Bob! I’m already missing butterflies and they’ve only been gone a week or so.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:11 am

  3. Katie

    Beautiful ! We have turkeys too.. and most of my pictures look just like that. When they do make it up near the porch, I can’t find the camera ;) We have 2 silver back turkeys and a 7-10 of the dark ones. I love to watch them :)

    October 20, 2011 at 8:29 am

    • melissakoski

      Cool I’ve never seen a silver backed one! (: I’ve been putting a little corn near the patio, but usually they’ll only venture close during the cold weather.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:51 am

  4. The only wild turkey i’ve ever seen up close comes in a bottle, if you know what I mean and I think you do. Seriously, not something we see in these parts so the picture really fascinated me. It put me in mind of bark on a tree or something.

    October 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    • melissakoski

      Funny Rev. (: I’m partial to organic herbal tea and wine these days!

      I was surprised by all the color when the turkeys came close to the house. From far away they look muddy brown for the most part.

      October 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm

  5. I couldn’t remember when i last saw a turkey. The sunrise shot is so nice esp. the bird bath one, is cool!

    October 21, 2011 at 10:56 am

    • melissakoski

      I was SHOCKED the first time I saw them wander into the yard. I knew nothing about them.

      October 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm


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