Birds of the Sanctuary: Wild Turkey

Slightly smaller than barnyard Turkeys, these large, rather unpleasant-looking birds (at least as far as their heads are concerned) are common throughout the world. A small flock of them greeted me on my first visit to the property, with a few males herding numerous females around like cattle. I've seen multiple flocks drift through the property. They're strictly ground feeders, eating virtually anything except dirt.

The smaller females lack the wattles and showy tails.

These two took great interest in my car, pecking at their reflections in the bumper.

These big, bulky birds actually perch in the trees at night.

White-Throated Sparrow Return Wood Thrush

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