"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Friday, June 15, 2012

Wild Turkey Family and a Visitor

For the past couple of days I have been observing a pair of turkey hens and their young.  It has been interesting and amusing to watch the little ones copy the behavior of their mothers.  Here is a series of photos that I hope you enjoy...






During their wandering a hen and doe came face to face...


They decided to ignore each other go their seperate ways...


The next three photos depict a bearded hen, a freak of nature found  in about 14% of hens...



If you aren't sure what a turkey beard looks like the next photo shows one displayed in the center of the turkey's breast.  The beard is typically found only on males...


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