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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Eastern Wild Turkeys

I always enjoy seeing Wild Turkeys, especially in the Spring when they are active seeking mates.  The first photo is of a male, often called a “gobbler” by turkey hunters.  This one is crossing a field planted with small trees, which are what the plastic tubes in the photo are encasing, to protect them from deer…

I spotted this female, or “hen” as she crossed an open field…

The last photo is of a hen in flight as she crosses a small creek.  Many folks are surprised to learn that turkeys are strong fliers capable of speeds up to 60 miles per hour…
 
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