Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

grow-er or show-er?

The black wispy hairs on the turkey’s snood make it one of the cutest I’ve seen in a while.
A snood can grow from an inch to almost a foot long in seconds.


13 responses

  1. Good morning, Melissa. Hey that’s a great closeup of the Wild Turkey’s face. It’s neat that you can see the hairs in such detail. I didn’t know that about the snoot, that the snoot could grow so fast. Great information. :-)

    Happy Thursday! xo

    January 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

  2. melissakoski

    Morning Bob! We were busy this morning with a two hour school delay. It’s zero degrees and according to the news a cold front is about to move into the area bringing colder temps… lol Winter has finally arrived. I’ve filled the feeders twice already today. (:

    January 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

    • It’s zero degrees, and a cold front hasn’t gotten there yet?? Wow!! Now I know why I like it here. LOL. Glad you are keeping the birdies fed. :-)

      January 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  3. My, what a cute little bird. The close-ups amaze me!!!!

    January 19, 2012 at 11:18 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Louis. They colder it gets the braver they get.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

  4. Wow, another great posting!. Sort of had you Melissa adn you Bob (and Dr. Em at the “Barnstorming” blawg, when I did my own posting for the Jitterbug cultists this morning. Shame that people aren’t as close to nature as in “the old days,” but neglect of nature is not for lack of the pix and educational blurbs and observations from the likes of you two and Dr. Em.
    Love from sunny and cool Dallas;think I’ll put on my running shorts and jog around White Rock Lake a while.

    January 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    • Over here in San Angelo we got to 80 degrees at least today. Got close to nature again and I will post details later.

      January 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      • melissakoski

        Love it Bob… it’s pretty extreme weather. I would have been a great day for a larger and faster lens though. The animals were brave in their desperation for food. I couldn’t keep my heated bird bath unfrozen for more than a few minutes at a time after adding boiling water.

        January 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    • melissakoski

      The shorts and running outdoors comment is a little mean. (: It’s almost like Siberia here, with the policies of China! I’m pecking this message out to you with extremely red and swollen knuckles because cool here means 5°. It becomes criminal we have so many under-served people in our city.
      Loved the prev. White Rock Lake link. (:

      January 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

  5. Can grow in seconds? Amazing and great picture!

    January 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    • melissakoski

      I was impressed too. I was confused the first time I saw a snood change length.

      January 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

  6. The quick growing hair aggravates me. I tried to grow a “ZZ Top” beard and two years later it still looked like a big, curly mass of hair from another region of the body. It would never straighten out, dag-nab-it!

    January 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm


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