Monday, April 02, 2012

Lookin Good for the Ladies

Strutting is all about the hens.  Gobblers don't gobble and strut to impress or intimidate other gobblers, they strut to attract the hens.  Here a pair of jakes put their colors on display trying to gain the attention of the hen feeding in the foreground.

And this mature gobbler looks to be trying out his latest break dancing move; getting down for the girls.

A close-up reveals the brilliant red, white, and blue color scheme of the gobbler's head.  

8 comments:

Arija said...

Those turkey gobblers sure are peacocking around. Fantastic colours and shimmer on the feathers. Great to see them displaying in their full mating plumage.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Stunning images. The intensity of the colours is gorgeous.

Elaine said...

Oh, yeah, Ben Franklin was right. The red, white, and blue turkey should have been our national bird. That last photo is exquisite!

Montanagirl said...

These are just sooooo good! You seem to be catching a lot of colorful action with your new camera - what is it again? A Canon EOS 60D??

Coy Hill said...

Mona, yes, EOS 60D. These shots were captured with it and the Canon 600 F4 IS lens.

Peggy said...

I've been lucky enough to get great looks at gobblers lately but wow, if I could only get as close as you! These are fantastic!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots! Watching toms strut is so much fun!

JimB said...

Nice work!!! Got turkey fever boiling here again-but gotta work! :)

JIm