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Wild Turkeys

In recent years, wild turkeys have become a very common sight in Massachusetts. While they look rather plain and brown from a distance, a closer inspection reveals feathers of a wide variety of subtle patterns and hues. The males’ iridescent feathers shine with green, red, bronze, copper and gold. Both males and females have a distinctive “wattle”, a fleshy red piece of skin that hangs beneath the neck.

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turkeys in field

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About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature photography. Using a standard point-and-shoot camera, I celebrate the nature found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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6 Comments

  1. Beautiful birds! And their photographs are spectacular!

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    1. Thank you! I can’t seem to reach your blog. Was it deleted?

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    2. Think I figured it out…you are at mybiglittleworld?

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  2. love their colors, especially the rsd and blue

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  3. It’s always a treat to encounter a group of these gorgeous birds marching slowly across a meadow.

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    1. It’s one of my favorite things about November!

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