I was approaching our house up on top, before reaching the cemetery. Coming home from driving the School Bus, and I saw several turkeys; a big Tom with a very long beard, and a few of the hens with him.
The Tom had his tail feathers spread, strutting his stuff. This was the first I have ever seen a wild tom strutting with his tail feathers spread. It was quite exciting for me. Here are some pictures I took. Not sure if you can see them. I did not want to run them off too quickly…
Top left is, as you can see taken from inside the car. The other two are through the open drivers window looking over the bluff. I realize the picture is not real clear, but he is really there.
From the banks of Flat Creek, which you can see in the background over the bluff.