What The Hell Am I Looking At?!

F/6.3, 1/160, IOS 320.

Wild Turkey

Why do turkeys eat so little?

Because they are always stuffed!

Interesting Fact:They usually roost in flocks, but sometimes individually. Courting males gobble to attract females and warn competing males. They display for females by strutting with their tails fanned, wings lowered, while making nonvocal hums and chump sounds. Males breed with multiple mates and form all-male flocks outside of the breeding season, leaving the chick-rearing to the females, The chicks travel in a family group with their mother, often combining with other family groups to form large flocks of young turkeys accompanied by two or more adult females. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wild_Turkey/lifehistory )

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5 Comments

  1. We have a regular flock that roosts in the trees on on the hillside above our house. Watching the different activities of these birds is one of the highlights of my life. I’m not sure whether I like the male flirtation (as your description states) or the roosting process at night better.

    They methodically climb the hill, higher than the tree they want to sleep in that night. Then they get a running start, barreling down the hill, taking off just in time to fly level, right onto the exact branch they have picked!!

    Thanks for this post!

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