We continued on past Mohrmann Bridge Rd. where I spotted a Wild Turkey lazily feeding in corner field. Since the sun was shining on this patch of meadow, I stopped and grabbed a few digsicoped images. The bird appeared to be hobbled by an injury since it kept hopping from one area to the next.
About a half-mile up the road we decided to turn around and head back to the condo. Upon our return the field next to Mohrmann Bridge Rd. now held the Wild Turkey plus four Sandhill Cranes! I grabbed the scope again, and found two adults and two juveniles (colts). With the sun now disappearing, I tried to grab a few digiscoped images from the road, and was successful with one.
What happened next is a bit of a mystery to me. One of the young birds flew across the field and landed near the Turkey, who was minding its own business. One of the adults followed, and proceeded to attack the hapless turkey, who was now fleeing for its life. It managed to fly across the field and land in the heavy grass, where it continued to stay low. The cranes continued feeding as if nothing had happened. Strange!