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Nature Blog Network
Friday, March 13, 2009
wild turkey tracks

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo – also known as Dindon sauvage (French), Kalkoen (Dutch), Truthuhn (German), Tacchino (Italian), Guajolote Gallipavo (Spanish).

Photo taken with the Canon Digital Rebel XT / 350D and a Sigma 70-300mm Lens at Scott County Park, Davenport, Iowa, on February 3, 2007.

Posted by: Mike in: Birds,Iowa at 12:00 am

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2 Responses to “Wild Turkey Tracks in Snow”
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    MObugs41 Says:

    Thanks for the nice comments left on my blog. My favorite subjects to photograph are insects and birds. If you get time check out my other blog http://naturalmissouri.blogspot.com. That being said I took some time and checked out your site and I love it. Your insect photography is great. This image of the turkey tracks in the snow reminded me of the first time I saw one of these magnificent birds up close. In April of 2007 I went Turkey hunting for the first time. I did not shoot anything, but I sure saw a lot of action from the blind. They are amazing birds. We had a large tom turkey in full strut for over 2 hours in the field in front of us. He was trying to impress 10 hens that were with him. They weren’t paying any attention to him at all, the poor fellow. I sat in that blind from 5:30 AM until 12:30 PM in almost total silence ( which is a challenge in and of itself) The tom turkey came back into the field around 10:30 with the same 10 hens. It was so exciting. Last year I wasn’t able to go. This year I plan to and this time I am taking the camera! I added your blog to my bloglist.

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    Moe Says:

    I love the Missouri blog, also. I think on the day I took this photo I, too, saw a number of these birds up close. I tried to track them on foot, but it was impossible. Maybe I’ll set up a hunting blind next time…

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