Friday, April 09, 2010

Strutting Season: Eastern Wild Turkeys

With rapidly moving storms passing thru our area overnight temperatures dropped dramatically. Gusty winds accompanied today’s dawn so I scrubbed my plans to pursue waterfowl with the boat and instead met up with Willard for a morning of photographing the local Wild Turkey activity.




The Turkey breeding season is in full swing and we were treated to a good encounter with a flock of strutting gobblers at close range. The light could have been better but a close-in encounter with mature strutting gobblers always makes for a memorable event.

12 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
Even if the light was not perfect the picture is.. Gorgeous to see so many of them behaving! Well done!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think this looks pretty good.Have a great weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

Shelley said...

This is an impressive group of turkeys! Looks like the one in the middle is in charge! Great shot!

Abraham said...

Those are just beautiful, Coy.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Coy, I am glad that you were able to get such a good image. I also learned from you that this is their season as well, thus I shall be on the look-out from my area. Have a super weekend~

photowannabe said...

What an awesome capture Coy. they are certainly strutting their stuff.

Corker2 said...

A nice capture of those strutting Toms. I see that you've changed your format for your Blog. Nice change. Looks real good.

Les

Susan said...

That's a great clutch of turkeys! I can only hope to see the same! Well done.

Montanagirl said...

Ooooh, terrific capture! They are awesome birds.

Di said...

Beautiful capture! Like an Indian headdress... stunning. Those near our home several weeks ago did not perform as these, but we were entertained with their repeated 'gobble' to a friend across the fence.

Meggie said...

Now these birds are very familiar to me. While I don't have a decent photo of them, I do see lots of them in my yard.

Misty Dawn said...

Oh W.O.W.!!! What an amazing image! Everything about this is outstanding, my friend.