February 13, 2015 8 Comments
Wild turkeys are displaying now in Florida. These pictures were taken in our backyard this past week. Male turkeys puff up and fan their feathers to impress the females. They also stamp their feet and turn around in circles. Usually the females pretend to be unimpressed and pointedly ignore them. Turkey feathers are beautiful and shimmer with colors in the sun (bronze, gold, purple, and green). A turkey’s gobble can be heard over a mile away, and is unique to each one. They are intelligent social animals that form lasting bonds. Baby turkeys flock with their mother all year. I am always surprised by how fast they can run and fly. What a treat to see them every day!