So often, when traveling the country back roads, a fence prevents me from getting close to the subject I'm photographing. When I first saw a group of 20 Wild Rio Grande Turkeys, they were already walking away from me.
Spring time, when romance is in the air, the Toms (male turkeys) strut their stuff and fluff their feathers, trying to attract every female within site.
The Tom was not impressed with my camera and continued to show his back side. The outside edge of the tale feathers appear to be yellow. Aren't their colors amazing?
You can see the Tom's wing tips dragging the ground. This is a warning signal to the younger males, called Jakes, to keep their distance.
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If you would like to see more of these beautiful birds, click HERE, for a video presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife. You will not be disappointed....