Last spring my photography class and I ventured out to Wheeler Historic Farm in Salt Lake City, UT. This farm is just a few minutes away from my house, and it’s wonderful to have this nice chunk of rural land in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley and so close to the city. One great thing about Wheeler Farm, is that they have tons and tons of different and beautiful birds just roaming freely (in most cases-there are some caged for their own protection) that aren’t too bothered by humans, so you can get close enough to snap a few photos.
The following set of photos are particularly hilarious. I was watching a rather large white goose as he waddled up to one of the old farmhouses and started honking very loudly and without ceasing. Following his gaze, I noticed a Canadian goose sitting on the pitch of the roof trying to ignore the loud squawking from his earthbound friend. I’d like to think they were having a squabble, where the white goose was yelling “Come down from there” and the Canadian goose was doing his thing and saying “la la la can’t hear you!”
The majority of the birds are ducks and geese, but there are also a variety of other flying (sparrows, robins, etc.) birds as well as flightless birds like big fat angry Turkeys-which you’ll see in this post. My friend Brittany said she often takes her standard Poodle named Apollo to Wheeler Farm, and Apollo especially wants to check on Mr. Turkey and give him a few good barks. Poor bird-but Apollo is a sweetheart.
How do you feel about birds? Sometimes geese can be kind of scary, but otherwise I love them.