Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey are a common bird throughout Southern, and Eastern Ontario. I have observed them since around 2003. The Ministry of Natural Resources re-introduced them into the province in the late 1990s when we made a trade with Michigan. We gave them Moose, and we got some Wild Turkeys in return. Its amazes me how fast they spread. These birds are very tall at over 3 feet tall, but they are not as plump as domesticated turkey, and can actually fly. The ones I photographed are all on park land, and are not in danger of being hunted.

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Thanksgiving Day Turkey, 2016

 

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Mother, and Baby wild Turkeys. July 2016

 

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Mother, and Baby wild Turkeys. July 2016

 

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Wild Turkeys with Gnats in the Air. September 2017

 

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Wild Turkeys with Gnats in the Air. September 2017

 

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Tom Turkey, Mille Roches Island.Long Sault Parkway, Ontario. September 2017

 

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Wild Turkey and Canada Geese, September 2016

 

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Roosting Turkey, Woodlands Island, Long Sault Parkway, Ontario. August 2018

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