Wild turkey

Wild Turkey\

Wild Turkey, Zion National Park, Utah.

From Wikipedia: \”Turkeys are surprisingly agile fliers and very cunning, unlike their domestic counterparts. In flight they can reach a speed of 50 miles per hour (80 km/h). They usually fly close to the ground for no more than a quarter mile (400 m). Turkeys have many vocalizations: \”gobbles,” \”clucks,” \”putts,” \”purrs,” \”yelps,” \”cutts,” \”cackles,” and \”kee-kees.” In early spring, male turkeys, also called gobblers or toms, gobble to announce their presence to females and competing males. The gobble can carry for up to a mile. Males also emit a low-pitched drumming sound. Hens \”yelp” to let gobblers know their location. Gobblers often yelp in the manner of females, and hens can gobble, though they rarely do so. Immature males, called jakes, yelp often.\”

Technical Details:

Exposure: 1/180sec at f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM
Time: 12.09 PM
Date: December 14, 2007

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