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The Turkey Stare

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The Turkey Stare

The Turkey Stare

Wild turkeys inside the city is one of the pluses the Metro Parks provide in the Columbus area. I have seen several of them while walking the trails in one of my favorite parks in the system called Blendon Woods Park. I’m not sure my intentions for being in the park that day but came across 23 of them and took a few images. The wild turkeys of North America have a long, dark, fan-shaped tail and glossy bronze wings. The male is substantially larger than the female, and his feathers have areas of red, purple, green, copper, bronze, and gold iridescence. Female feathers are duller overall, in shades of brown and gray. It is an interesting bird and leery of people as evidenced in this stare.


Written by Monte Stevens

March 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Avian, Metro Parks

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  1. Very nice shot, Monte–pretty coloring on the Toms’ beards. They must be pretty acclimated to people.


    March 13, 2009 at 4:24 am

  2. Good Photo. The colors are surprising to me. I did not realize they were this colorful – vibrant.

    Tell me: were you tempted to stare back?

    Opa Wayne

    March 13, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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