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Archive for September 18, 2010

Wild Turkeys – Welcome to a photographic journey through the woods, fields and marshes of New England

Find more of my photographs and information similar to that which I post in this blog in my book Naturally Curious, which is being published this fall.


You usually see wild turkeys walking in a field or through the woods as they forage for food. If they are in a hurry, however, they are adept at running. If they sense danger or are threatened, male turkeys, or toms, usually run away, whereas females, or hens, tend to escape by flying. The maximum distance a turkey can fly in a single flight is one mile, and their maximum flight speed is 60 miles per hour.