Recording Wild Turkeys
This morning around 5:00 am I headed out to Brunswick County NC for the woods. My friend Dr. Jim Parnell, who is an Ornithologist and avid photographer & professor emeritus, University of North Carolina - Wlimington, took me out to record some wild turkey sounds. We set up in the woods for a good 2 hours in a small photo cabin he had built waiting for the Turkeys to gobble a bit. He was out yesterday morning and took the photo of the Turkey to your left and most likely it's the one that showed up for the show this morning. He was very active and gobbled a lot but unfortunately was just too far away for me to get some workable sounds. Oh well, maybe next time! It was nice to get into the woods and enjoy the smells and sights and I really enjoyed being with Dr. Parnell. As we were leaving he took me to a spot by the woods where there was a large piece of tin laying. He lifted it up and there were two beautiful copperhead snakes laying there. Fortunately, they didn't move but I was ready to bolt if they had moved just a little!
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