We had a day of rain on Monday and when it stopped I headed outdoors only to discover the turkeys were back! Taking a glance before running in the house to grab the camera, I thought these were all males. I was wrong! The turkeys were drying themselves off after the rain! So, for today, I will be featuring photos of all the lovelies drying off!
Here is a small group of females, feathers fanned to aid them in drying out!
There were eleven turkeys in the yard!
Here is the male bird. He has his eyes on the females!
A female spreads out her tail feathers, shakes, then settles back down with her feathers still extended.
A young male watches the females. You can see his wattle (red skin on the neck) is not as pronounced as it is on the mature male in the photo above!
They are truly beautiful. In this final shot, a young female is preening.
I hope that you enjoyed the photos! Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Be well… ^..^