There have been several wild turkeys parading around my house the last few weeks. Right now, there are 3 hens, 4 large toms and 4 smaller toms. I'm pretty sure the hens are the same ones who had nests close by last year.
The larger toms follow the hens around the yard, puffed up and pretty. :)
The hens almost seem oblivious to the toms. The girls just walk around the yard eating bugs while the toms spread their tail feathers and quietly follow.
These two looked so majestic, puffed up, tail feathers spread, wings "cupped" at their sides, slowly dancing in circles..... They were quietly trying to attract the attention of the hens.
They were putting on quite a show. I didn't notice until I looked at the pictures later... they seem to be looking back at me to see if I was watching. lol
The 4 larger toms...
They are so majestic, pretty and ugly at the same time. :)
I'm looking forward to seeing how many little ones they hatch.
Hmmmm.... does this make me a bird watcher? :D