Rio Grande turkey poses on the bunkhouse porch. Cottonmouth County, TX May 2009
Following a satisfying fried avocado sandwich and prune juice lunch down at the Spinster Ornithology Lab, I was brushing the damned breadcrumbs off my elbows when lo and I did espy this magnificent specimen glaring at me through the window. Fortunately I had my giant camera handy; it is now official policy at Spinster HQ to keep affixed to the midsection with duct tape, at all times, a camera equipped with a super-telephoto lens, against the possibility that a bird the size of Guam might stroll through the compound and linger for a portrait.
She hurried off before I could get her email address, though.