Forced to Fly

My orchard is becoming more attractive to the local wild life as the figs ripen on my trees.  One must be philosophical about their attacks on the harvest; they are no worse than humans.  I have never tasted a single Blue Provence because the tree is within easy reach of a neighbour who watches my figs closer than I do.

This morning as I ventured outdoors, who did I encounter but the local bush turkey, strutting down the path leading to my front door.  There are over sixty fruit trees lining the path; they are inviting.

It was reluctant to move off so I rushed at it –and it flew.

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About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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14 Responses to Forced to Fly

  1. angela1313 says:

    I had never heard Australia had turkeys, I had to look it up.Not the same as American wild turkeys but a rather impressive bird just the same.. Quite a good photo,too, its not easy getting a clear shot on a moving target. Congrats on that.

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  2. arlingwoman says:

    Hmm. Makes me think turkey figs got their name from what likes to eat them…

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  3. taphian says:

    if you shoot it you have something good to eat, too, hehe

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  4. Laurie Graves says:

    What a wonderful photo! As Derrick wrote, great capture.

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  5. Great capture, Mary. I think you should paint your Blue Provence figs with something nasty

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