As a bird watcher it is always fun to see a new bird in your yard, but when you've been watching birds for many years it gets much harder.
This weekend up north we had a visiting family that I have not here seen before in the ten years that we have owned the place. Our visitors were a family of turkeys -- an adult female with 10 poults.
This occasion called for a scramble for the camera and a lot of commotion from an excited dog and husband. Of course once the camera was secured, the turkey family was almost gone, but I was able to get a few shots off to document the occurrence.