Three Tom Turkeys made their way through the snow to our backyard bird feeders this morning. It was not an easy walk for them. I watched as they would take a couple steps and then suddenly one foot would drop down deep, they would catch their balance and continue on. I am sure if you have ever walked on ice crusted snow you have experienced this, I know I have! 🙂 The fresh snow did have a ice crust and I was really surprised they were not able to walk entirely on top.
I could not resist taking a few photos of these ugly but beautiful wild birds. Click on any photo for a slideshow and better view.
Do you know what wild turkeys feed on during the winter months? All About Birds tells me this: “When deep snow covers the ground, they eat hemlock buds, evergreen ferns, spore-covered fronds of sensitive ferns, club mosses, and burdock.” I think it would be safe to add that they also visit bird feeders and dine on sunflower seeds! 🙂
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