May 1, 2010

Birds and bee.

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(Today, in Madison.)

20 comments:

Duscany said...

I'm impressed how close you could get to wild turkeys. Now if you could only do that next Thanksgiving.

Chip Ahoy said...

Mr. Hannan Jeopardy! fail. Noooooooooes. Say it isn't so.

kynefski said...

Whoa, the shot of those turkeys is amazing. I'm inclined to accuse you of photographing over bait.

Meade said...

Ha ha, Hanman!

Clouds in my cereal,
Just clouds in my cereal
cause...
You're so mean
You prolly thought this Jeopardy! answer
was about John McEnroe

Dint chew?

grandrants said...

You think that's close to a wild turkey? Shoot, you guys ain't seen nothing!

Matt Brown said...

How close were you to those turkeys? Whenever I approach turkeys in a nearby state park, they run away. I can only get within 15 yards or so.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

Great pics. Zoom in on the Tom on the left and you see he has a nice beard.

Penny said...

"Ha ha, Hanman!"

Buzzzzzzzzzzzz....Wrong answer!

According to our source, Chip Ahoy, that was the HAM man!

Is it too late to order a ham and cheese on wheat with extra mustard? Hold the McEnroe...on a diet here.

Largo said...

Come back! I want to baste youuu......

:-)

edutcher said...

What is it Althouse and Meade are really doing in the woods?

Largo said...

You're so Meade

You do a good with your scansion

Better than me-e-e-e!

Michael Hasenstab said...
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Michael Hasenstab said...

I live in a suburban - exurban area in Wisconsin. Our area has a huge turkey population this year, don't know why. They are walking the ditch lines, the shoulders of exurban roads, the parks, the fields and sometimes the unbuilt areas of subdivisions.

I had to stop my car one day in April as a flock of more than fifteen stood in the middle of the road, not moving. They surrounded my car for a few minutes. WTF?

Our coyote population seems to have declined. Perhaps that's why the turkeys have become so bold.

ricpic said...

Where I live wild turkeys are almost as much of a road hazard as deer.

former law student said...

where I live the solitary carpenter bee predominates. Just now I saw a male, resplendent in his golden attire.

Not my pic, but a good one:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobozz/3466091368/

MadisonMan said...

There are plenty of deer in the Arboretum. My neighbor cracked his rib by plowing into a deer while he (the neighbor) was biking. Not sure what it did to the deer. Probably not much good.

Largo said...

FLS,

Speaking of bees, the collapse of bee colonies is one of the few things that truly worry me right now.

former law student said...

Honeybees have become so scarce around here I was pleased to see a bee tree in the next neighborhood over. I keep wanting to buy some clover seed, but the big box stores don't carry it where I live.

Largo said...

Was it here at Althouse that someone made mention of the relative intelligence of dogs and clover, and a cat replied, asking which it was that was smarter? Something funny like that. Funnier than how I am presenting it. It was sometime in the past few days somewhere, and I have been trying to track it down.

It's my new favorite insult. "I've seen fields of clover brighter than that guy". I don't know why, but clover just works somehow.

:-)

Richard said...

Great shot of the turkeys!