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.


6 comments:

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...

Beautiful!
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