Sunday, August 21, 2011

Talking Turkey

The Foodie Daughter directed my attention
out the back window this morning.

There in the back of the yard was a flock of seven

For most of the year, wild turkeys travel together
in single-sex flocks: females together or males together.

Wild turkeys are large birds,
with the females growing to about three feet
and the males growing to about four feet.

They are not as fat as domesticated turkeys,
which have been bred to yield more meat.
Domesticated turkeys thus can no longer fly.

Click on the pictures to see these magnificent
birds better.

You can get a better idea of why Benjamin Franklin
wanted to make the wild turkey the national bird.

A few years ago I found this wild turkey feather
in our back yard.  
It is about twelve inches long.

1 comment:

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I love wild turkeys. See them all the time in our travels. Drink some too.