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Wild Turkey Taking a Dust Bath

turkey taking dust bath by Jim BlockA friend, Jim Block, who is a professional photographer in the Upper Valley ( , sent me his delightful photograph of a Wild Turkey actually taking a dust bath, and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you.

6 responses


    He’s another one who is in the right place at the right time! bjp

    August 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  2. I’ve seen many a ruffed grouse or turkey taking off from a bath in a cloud of dust, but never seen one at it–thanks! When watching our chickens dust-bathe, I’m always amazed at the contortions they’re capable of!

    August 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    • joy viertel

      Wonderful photo wit dust flying and amazing color even blue in feathers of the turkey!Was this bird believed to be endangered or extinct forty years ago in New England? JOY

      August 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      • Hi Joy,
        In the mid-1800’s wild turkeys all but disappeared from New England, but by introducing transplanted wild turkeys in the 1940’s, their population in New England has thrived.

        August 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm

  3. Jane Moody

    At grandparent camp we were awakened one morning by a wild turkey loudly pecking on our ground level cabin window. Quite a surprise!

    August 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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