Wow, what a Fan dance!

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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Well this morning as my hubby and I where getting breakfast ready we were thrilled to see the turkeys showing up for their breakfast.
    We had an unusual treat as one BIG, REALLY BIG male decided he was going to show off for the girls that where in the group. He was also showing off of the other male turkeys that were there.
    None of the other males dared to try and show him up. I think he is the biggest male we have seen this close. It was so fun to watch him strut his stuff. But boy are their heads ever ugly.
    My hubby said that he was definitely an American bird as the colors on his head looked like red, white, and blue.
    When this bunch shows up the squirrels usually take to the trees until they are gone. But what a show. DSCN6589.JPG DSCN6590.JPG DSCN6593.JPG DSCN6595.JPG DSCN6597.JPG DSCN6598.JPG
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    That was good of him to put on a show so that you could take photographs wasn't it? :headbang:Maybe he was displaying at his reflection in the glass trying to 'see off' the 'other' male.:shrug: Whatever the reason I'm so glad we were allowed to share in his mating dance. :D
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Oh my stars, that is one BIG turkey with a great mating display! We have turkeys in Texas, none in our area unfortunately, so thanks for giving us a view of your really wild fowl.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    How lucky for you to have caught that.....simply beautiful..
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    They are rather comical when 'strutting their stuff'!
    We have lots of wild turkey's here and this time of year this is a common sight.
    I've never gotten THAT close though! Great shots!
     
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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Thanks all. I was thrilled that they came so close to the house to get those shots. Our snow is all gone but they come everyday looking for their corn hand out. I suppose that there is not to much food for them to find this time of spring. Oh well. We really love seeing them.
     
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    He sure is a beaut!
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Beautiful creatures but do they leave a lot of mess ?
     
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    owlowl189 New Seed

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    Excellent post. Thank you very much!!
     
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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Sherry yes one does have to watch out for the turkey poooooh.
    Owl thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed the pic's.
     
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    Edlou8181 Seedling

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    I have heard that turkeys can attact people
     

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