Thursday, April 28, 2011

For the love of a good woman...

It must be that time of year again...
Mating Season!

Contestant #1...A fine looking fellow.

Contestant #2 coming in from the west.

Contestant #3 is looking strong, but #4 could use a pep talk!

#5 has taken the lead.

And good ol' #6 is looking a little lost.

But wait... Yes, there she is. The source of all this fluff and strut.

Well, you win some and you lose some.
Hang in there #1, maybe next time your ship will come in!

Actually, I was hoping that a couple of these toms would locked it up this morning. But, no such luck. If you have ever seen them fight...well, it is quite a sight. They sorta wrap their necks together and jump around. I really don't get it, but it is interesting to watch.
The other interesting thing they do is stretch out their wing feathers (you can see it best with contestant #1) and drag them across the ground. The noise it makes is surprisingly loud and orients each one to the where-abouts of the others especially if there are bushes and things that obstruct vision. Then, they either retreat or pursue each other for a show down.

And that, my friends is today's lesson in turkey behavior! Gobble-Gobble.


  1. What a busy intersection! I like the back view of that last one. gobble,gobble

  2. I love wild turkeys! I get so excited when I see them. Even though I had a near death experience with a flock of turkeys once while driving my car on a rural road. My life flashed before my eyes just as the flock filled my view.

  3. I just love watching these guys!