Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wordless Wednesday 214: Wild Turkeys

Okay, mostly wordless, but these did require a bit of explanation.




A wild turkey hen


Wild turkey in a crabapple tree. Apparently, dried 
crabapples are a main staple of their diet in winter 
and spring, so it is not uncommon to see them in trees.


A tom turkey struts his stuff at the UW Arboretum.



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6 comments:

PlantPostings said...

Great photo of the male displaying! They are fun to watch, aren't they?

Heather said...

Thanks, Beth. I never weary of seeing our local hawks or wild turkeys -- especially considering both were once extinct here.

colleen said...

Is that a turkey's version of mooning?

Heather said...

Colleen: Haha. He's obviously courting the hens wandering through the nearby underbrush. Thankfully, he was content to show off his magnificent feathers and wasn't feeling aggressive.

NC Sue said...

It's been a few years since I've seen wild turkeys. They're rather shy but wonderful birds.
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Heather said...

Sue: Yes, even though you'd think our urban birds would be used to humans, they tend to be rather standoffish. Still love seeing them whenever I'm out for a walk. :)