Friday, April 6, 2012

Tom Struts His Stuff

It's mating season, and Tom Turkey is doing his best to impress the ladies.  This turkey was crossing the road this morning, and I happened to have my camera with me, so I turned around to catch some pictures!  The road is across the Sudbury River from the cemetery......I wonder if there is any chance this is the turkey from the cemetery (who I haven't seen there lately).  I hope so (but this guy's beard is  much shorter)!  He's definitely showing all his colors for mating season.


Poor thing!  Neither one of the hens appears to be paying him the least bit of attention, but they did follow him when he crossed the road 2x, so he's probably not too worried!  


  1. Now I sort of see why Ben Franklin suggested the turkey should be our national bird. They are rather regal and intimidating puffed up this way!

    1. I thought it might have something to do with red, white and blue colors too.....