Spring has sprung here in the Pacific Northwest and the Wild Turkeys are all about looking for love in their plumed glory. I found several flocks of Wild Turkeys this past week in the most unexpected of places, Wildlife Safari in Winston, OR. I went to check out the big animals…lions and tigers and bears and instead ended up spending the majority of my time chasing the Wild Turkeys that were everywhere! There are so many people driving through the park that the birds really ignore the vehicles and were quite accommodating to get their pictures taken.
Bird Photography from Wildlife Safari Park
The stars of the day were the strutting, courting, displaying Wild Turkeys.
Wild Turkey heading towards the harem of hens
Tom Turkey in full display
Tom Turkey in partial display
That’s a “snood” over the bill of the turkey
Full fanned out tail
A rear view of the fantail.
Breeding Plumage Display
Front view showing the beard and wattle
Wildlife Safari Park Location
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