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A Flock of Wild Turkeys

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I spotted this small flock of Wild Turkeys in Northwestern Marion County, Florida on February 16, 2015, in a large cattle pasture.  The birds were on the move and heading away from the road so it was quite fortunate that I got the pictures.  These turkeys primarily eat grains and insects which are abundant in these wide open ranch areas.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "A Flock of Wild Turkeys" (6)

  1. I really like seeing wild turkeys in the forests and back country, but they are terrible to have in your yard. They are the most destructive of all the wildlife we have visit here. Beautiful birds though and very intelligent. I’m glad for spring because in spring they move back into the wilder areas. I would guess they would be OK in large pasture land like where these that you photographed were.

    • Hi Montucky, Glad you mentioned your experience with the turkeys. This flock was about a half mile from the nearest home. The area is quite rural with three upscale, enormous, horse/cattle farms (not in numbers of animals but in land size). I often go to this area because it is down the road from two ponds where I often spot waterfowl and wading birds. Have a great Friday!

  2. so cool. just trucking along through the pasture!

    • Hi Theresa, Yes, it was cool! I so agree. I like seeing all the kinds of critters around here. Florida seems to have a lot of wild birds and animals. So glad. Have a great weekend!

  3. What a funny sight to see the turkeys running across the pasture.. Great captures.. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, It was pretty funny to see. Turkeys are pretty ungainly but interesting to watch. Sometimes I can spot them being calm and stationary, as when eating. Here they were just on the move double time. Have a wonderful weekend!

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