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Part TWO: Guess what happened on the way to my El Cerrito Piano Studio? (Video)

I’m no country bumpkin, but as I departed Bart’s El Cerrito Del Norte station, I felt like one.

Last week I ran into a turkey, most likely separated from the pack. And as it daintily climbed up the steps of a split-level house, turning around for a for a few seconds, I caught it on camera.

At that precise moment, a passerby in jogging attire, informed me that Mr./Ms. Turkey had been winging for quite some time in the neighborhood. (These wild ones were known to descend from the Berkeley Hills into residential areas)

So what were the chances that an event like this would replicate itself so soon after the first one?

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I had brought a small video camera with me to film myself at my grand piano to flesh out and document notes that required my technician’s attention. (He had planned to return to my studio to address a crop of new problems)

But why I chose to divert from my original itinerary to check out a “Cockledoodledoo” coming from a house surrounded by a gray wood fence, had to be governed by more than curiosity.

In fact, the very path I chose, solved a mystery that had haunted me as I wound my way through this neighborhood week after week.

This time, I crossed the street, inching my way to the source of the “noise.”

Aiming my video camera through a small opening at the top of the fence, here’s what I found!

It was no small reward for my efforts!

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RELATED LINK:

PART ONE:

Guess What Happened on the way to my El Cerrito Piano Studio?

https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/guess-what-happened-on-the-way-to-my-el-cerrito-piano-studio-photos/

The Difference Between Hens and Roosters:

http://www.ehow.com/video_2349783_difference-between-hens-roosters.html

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PART ONE: Guess what happened on the way to my El Cerrito Piano studio? (Photos)

I must have had ESP when I packed my Sony Cybershot Digital Camera into my purse before setting out for Amtrak 711 on Monday.

After a 3+ hour journey along the scenic route,

I de-trained and caught the Bart at Richmond, inching my way to the Del Norte Station in El Cerrito.

Greeted by crystal clear air and temperate weather, I embarked upon my robust walk up into the Hills, having my camera within easy reach.

Not six blocks into my healthy romp, I spotted a turkey strutting coquettishly up the steps of a modest split-level residence.

At first I thought it might be the latest pet attraction. After, all some animal lovers were known to keep tarantulas and poisonous snakes, not to mention baby gorillas. So what was novel about a bird prancing about, getting a bit of sun?

As I grabbed my digital, thinking this T-Day eye-catcher was still a headliner worth a capture, a woman clad in running clothes doing her morning jog, paused to tell me I was looking at a “wild turkey,” likely separated from his pack. (down from the Berkeley Hills, perhaps, a deer and raccoon sanctuary)

She’d seen him(?) in the neighborhood, winging it from day-to-day.

In passing, she mentioned goats and a rooster kept by a homeowner a few blocks away.

The “Cocka-doodle-doo” was a familiar greeting each Tuesday as I sauntered DOWN the hill from my piano studio to BART. Amidst manicured lawns along the way, I wondered about the mystery farmyard hidden behind a gray gate.

Meanwhile, I smiled with delight, knowing I’d managed to land a treasure-trove of unforgettable pics.

Finally, when I arrived at my El Cerrito piano studio, a turkey photo review was first on the agenda.