Thursday, December 23, 2010

Turkeys

Here's some of the flock browsing through before the snow. I was sure that the turkey in about the middle of the picture in the 1st and 4th shots was a gobbler because of the more colorful(red) head when I first saw it. But after looking closely at it I think it's a hen like the rest appears to be. The reason I thought it would be a gobbler was because of the colorfully head. Hens generally have a bluish-gray head and the gobblers have brighter reds and blues. The bird in question would also have add a beard and spurs on it's legs if it was a gobbler.  Both of which I can't see on either bird. So I guess it's just a very colorful hen(s) :).
In closing I want to wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.





8 comments:

heyBJK said...

Joe,

I wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a great weekend! Thanks for all of the wonderful trail cam photos!

kmurray said...

Dang ol' turkeys. I never see them if I have a tag in my pocket but if I don't, they're everywhere! lol!

Merry Christmas Joe to you and yours. Enjoy!

Verde Farm said...

Great shots Joe and beautiful birds as well :) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Nancy said...

Did you know that hens can grow beards as well? We have a white palm turkey hen with a pretty long beard. Poor thing. Haha!

Beautiful birds, Joe. Great photos. So glad I am getting to know you and wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season! :)

texwisgirl said...

Great shots. They're beautiful birds even if they're all hens. Great plumage shots.

Merry Christmas from Texas to you and your wife and Dawson! :)

Liesl said...

Yum,Yum,did you have Turkey for lunch? Joe, I wish you joy,laughter,happiness,love,and happy hunting!! Merry Christmas!!

Dawn said...

Haven't ever seen such Wild Turkeys. Ever!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Swamp Thing said...

Very cool! As somebody said, it's so rare to get a look at them when turkey season's in!