Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year Plus One

It is Friday morning and the wild turkeys are back just outside our window. They really are handsome birds, blue head, red wattles, and colorful bronze plumage. The big males have a tuft of hair-like feathers like a beard hanging over their chest. Because they are native to this country, Benjamin Franklin wanted to name them our national bird but the Bald Eagle won out.