Uprooted Magnolia

The Chase. The Dance. Gobble Gobble

Posted in Nature, Photography, The Ranch by leahyetter on April 1, 2011

The hens are running.

But they can’t hide.

Because the gobblers are strutting and stomping.

Gobblers pursue hens in a team and this dominant turkey (above) dances and spits and gobbles. Working as a team helps the less dominant gobbler “pass on his genes” since he probably wouldn’t be as successful working alone.

Hope your weekend is equally alive and energetic my friends!

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  1. bagnidilucca said, on April 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Great pictures.


  2. Katie said, on April 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    We have been seeing turkeys right in the middle of town doing their dance! We have bunch of them that stop rush hour traffic (in Omaha) just to have a hoe-down. I think they are crazy birds — but I love your pictures of the nutty birds.


    • leahyetter said, on April 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

      I’ve heard about that before! They are all over our roads but of course our driveway is 6 miles long so there’s not traffic to interrupt.


  3. JudyK said, on April 2, 2011 at 8:32 am

    This could be the origin of the term “wingman”. These guys must be interesting to watch.


    • leahyetter said, on April 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Ha! You are so right! Yes, they are interesting to watch and they are all over the place. And loud.


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