Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Slow Dance

wild turkey gobbler displaying

The lead gobbler in our part of the woods has been putting on a grand show in the mornings, displaying for the hens. With his tail feathers fanned out, he opens and closes the iridescent feathers on his back, body and breast like a polka player's accordion. Below a bright red wattle, he extends one leg slowly, deliberately, then another. Pivoting in slow motion, his primary wing feathers dragging on the ground, he turns a full circle, giving the hens the opportunity to admire each of his shining feathers.

We admire them, too, and feel privileged to see it.


Barb said...

He looks like he could be dressed for Mardi Gras! Wonderful shot! I've never seen such a colorful wild turkey.

Lea @ Lea's Menagerie said...

Have a wonderful day!

Lady Fi said...

Wonderful! He looks quite grand.

NatureFootstep said...

he is certainly gorgeous :)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic picture.. Good weekend

Stewart M said...

What a crazy looking bird! The picture really shows all the odd details.

Sorry its taken me so long to visit, things have been pretty hectic here!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne