"A Sand County Almanac"

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Turkey Gobblers Still Gobbling and Strutting

The wild turkey mating season should be over by now, but I recently came across a gobbler that was still hopeful of finding a mate.

He was strutting and displaying in a field about two hundred yards from the road...




A couple of soft yelps (hen calls) started him heading in my direction...


He came more than halfway across the field, then turned and went back...


He turned again, and took a route that would lead him across some standing water...

 
Finally, he stepped out onto the road where I was parked only a few yards away...
 

I always enjoy seeing these interesting birds and observing their behavior.
 




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