Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey -- a colorful bird with a colorful history. Proposed by Benjamin Franklin to be designated as our national bird, but lost out to the Bald Eagle. They are not native to many places where they are found today (such as Oregon), and it turns out that they are damaging the habitat for native birds where they have been introduced. But I did enjoy watching this flock of 15 today as they gobbled and strutted and searched for food along the edge of a field of Christmas trees.


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