Monday, March 15, 2010

Turkey Season

Although it is possible to see Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) along the boardwalk, they are often spotted in the fields and forests as one approaches the driveway to the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest.  That was the case yesterday morning as we drove to work.  Males fanning their tails along Beidler Forest Road caught our attention.

With turkey hunting season approaching (April 1- May 1), these toms need to work at being less conspicuous.

Images by Mark Musselman

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