Quiet morning in southeast Ohio

Went in blind this morning to a traditional roost site high on a steep, hardwood ridge.  When I got close to the roost trees, I couldn't find any turkeys.  I looked & looked, but just couldn't put an eyeball on any birds.  It was 5:30 when I arrived at the roost site, but didn't have time to try & head to another spot.  So I just sat down @ the base of a tree & took a nap.  When the birds began singing, I woke up & heard a hen yelp out the ridge from me!  I listened intently & again heard it.  This time, another bird!  I could tell they were maybe 80-100 yards away.  I was a little surprised because I had walked past them to get to where I was sitting!  It was breaking daylight, so I couldn't get up & move any closer.  A little while later, I heard one pitch down & then another.  They didn't talk much at all on the limb & once they hit the ground, I heard maybe two series of yelps & that was it!  After a while, I got up & looked under some of the roost trees I was sitting under & could see a bunch of roost sign!  I guess I just picked the wrong day to be there.  But with a little luck, maybe I can get on them tomorrow morning...


Sunrise:  7:31 a.m.


Temperature:  37 degrees (cloudy)


Wind:  7 mph


Barometer:  30.23 and rising


Location:  southeast Ohio


# of gobbles heard:  0

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