I’m Thrown a Curve By a Fowl

I got home from work yesterday and let my dog out….and then the next instant I heard a huge flutter of wings, and then saw what looked like a turkey perched in my rose arbor. Too bad I didn’t have my camera!

It wasn’t a turkey, Bearbear–my dog–had flushed out a guinea fowl:

Bearbear seems to enjoy chasing it at times to make it run, but otherwise leaves it alone. I’m not sure if this is a male or female.

This morning it was roosting in a tree behind my backyard fence:

I put up signs in my neighborhood for a lost bird, but haven’t had any calls. I don’t really mind having this bird hang around, providing he/she isn’t real noisy….and from what I’ve read guinea fowl are FAMOUS for noise when they’re in a flock.

Apparently they’re good watch-birds; check them out squawking at a rattlesnake!

I’m going to call the Humane Society tomorrow to see if anyone is missing a bird. I have a feeling this one may stick around for a while. There’s lots to eat in my yard.

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