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Fantastic photos of wild turkeys strutting and feeding in Clayton

MVFN Nature Notebook sighting received April 26, 2018

Howard Robinson (Clayton, ON) sent in the following report and photos:

“The Tom Turkeys were strutting in their regalia while the hens seem more focused on feeding. See attached original photos taken through the window Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018.”

Wild turkeys, Clayton ON. photo Howard Robinson


Wild Tom turkey strutting in his regalia. photo Howard Robinson


NOTE: According to a press release for a 2010 MVFN talk by Cathy Keddy: “Wild turkeys unlike their domestic relatives, are strong agile fliers and are said to be ‘wild and wary to the point of genius.’  These cautious creatures have good eyesight and feed during the day, thus being quite visible to people and prone to receiving erroneous accusations relating to crop damage.”

Happy Spring!