Wild Turkey -- 15 May 2022

I woke up a little earlier than I planned to Sunday morning. But was greeted by an unusual sight.

I know there are turkeys in the area but very seldom to I see one in my backyard. This female wild turkey just strolled right through my backyard.

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo, ORDER: Galliformes, FAMILY: Phasianidae)

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Original Photos

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Original Photos

Range map for Wild Turkeys throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Wild Turkey at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Sources

All About Birds

Project FeederWatch -- Collecting Bird Counts for North American Continent

eBird -- Collecting Bird Counts from around the World

Crossley ID Guide -- For identifying the birds of North America

Use of Original Photos

The photographs in this post are free to be used by anyone as long as the photo credit is left on the photographs.

Equipment

ItemName
CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter, Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

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Heavy bird nice click thanks.

Beautiful captured thanks for sharing.

Beautiful turkey, you photographed on time, have a good day and good mood

thank you so much for sharing a beautiful turkey photo, have a nice day

Hi @etcmike, yes that turkey is big, I imagine he is eating the scraps that fall out of the feeders.
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