Daily Archives: August 2, 2020

Turkeys are so strange!

Wild Turkey, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farms, Wells, Maine, USA — At the risk of offending turkey lovers everywhere I am going to come right out and say it: Turkeys are so strange! This is one of a small rafter of jake turkeys (“rafter” is one of two collective nouns for Wild Turkeys, the other being “gang”, and a “jake” is young “Tom”…or male turkey. If it was a female it would not have the chest beard, and, if young, would be called a “jenny”…if an adult, a “hen”. I say again, Turkeys are so strange, or maybe it is just that they bring out the strangeness in us). I saw this rafter of jakes along the entrance road at Laudholm and they were not really all that bothered when I got off my bike to take some pictures. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.