Mariton: Turkey Trot

July 19, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Just the other day, someone asked me if I had seen any turkeys lately.  I replied that it had been awhile since I had seen any.  So, the next day three males walked through the yard.  I was able to take photos using the Nature Center as a blind.  All three had short beards.  This cluster of hair-like feathers are mostly found on males, but occasionally there are bearded hens.