Dark Crystal Turkeys

Turkeys circling a dead cat in the middle of the road, of a subdivision stirred up quite a chatter on social media today. Though they are not engaged in some dark ceremony – I like the think they are performing the Great Conjunction ceremony of the Dark Crystal, casting a spell upon the Cat Kingdom.  It appeals to my ‘inner-Tim-Burtonesque’ sensibilities.

However, in reality, the boring but truthful explanation is more likely a predator/prey action.  The turkeys saw the cat – being on their way of normal travel – as a potential threat and were just looking to see if it would ‘waken’ and become a real threat.  So they just circled it to monitor its effect on the situation.  No movement, they will eventually move on in their previous straight line formation. If movement … well, if that happens then WE’LL ALL run for the woods!!    –O’fieldstream



Friends Steeled on the Sheboygan

A bright and beautiful afternoon on the Sheboygan River  is always better with a friend and willing fish!  But if you don’t have fish .. then a good friends are a fine substitute.

Karen Campbell and her husband, Jay and I met up with Dan Small; Dan Small Outdoors Radio and Wisconsin Outdoors PBS/TV; to ply the waters of the Sheboygan River, in search of steelhead, coho or king salmon.  No tails were lifted this fine afternoon, but tantalizing hook-ups, bumps, sightings and imaginations were abundant; regular enough to keep spirits high.

Memories … this afternoon will be rehearsed often over the coming months and years.  Good times last/linger/fill/savor – well and long.

No fish were harmed – only assumed prowess was proven more assumption than reality. But in the company of good friends or new-friends-who-become-good, little else matters.

It was a fine day to be alive.  A fine day to be haunted by waters.

Jay Campbell w/ fish on on the Milwaukee River earlier in the day.  O’fieldstream ©2012


Karen Campbell in mid-cast on the Sheboygan River. O’fieldstream ©2012
Jay Campbell zooming in on the Sheboygan fishing team of Dan Small and Karen Campbell. O’fieldstream ©2012


It was under-size and over-limit, so Dan had to release this King Rockhohead, but — it was a hook-up! O’fieldstream ©2012
The Sheboyban Four: O’fieldstream – Jay & Karen Campbell – Dan Small   O’fieldstream ©2013


Four Moon Rise over The Sheboygan O’fieldstream ©2012
Four Moon Rise over The Sheboygan (B/W) O’fieldstream ©2012


—– AOJ


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