Snow birds

The eastern wild turkey is the only wild turkey species found in New Hampshire.  This state has witnessed the decline and restoration of these birds since the 19th century.  The turkeys, weighing up to 24 lbs when mature, are important to New Hampshire’s ecology, since they prevent the overpopulation of the state’s insects (personally I’d rather they ate a few more….).  Benjamin Franklin wanted the eastern wild turkey to be the national bird over the bald eagle.

I came upon this scene one afternoon on my way home from work.  These birds were single-file across an open field and intent on their destination.  I shot this from the window of my car … which was fortunate because I could get up above the snow bank.  I do like these guys!

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6 responses to “Snow birds

  1. Great composition! The absence of color and the alignment of the birds are superb. You have a real knack for seeing what most of us miss…

  2. Excellent as always

  3. Love this picture! It’s a really fantastic shot, and all that snow is beautiful (and the turkeys give it that final touch 😉 )

  4. Only you could make a picture of turkeys be beautiful! They are amazing, though.

  5. What a beautiful sight! You were fortunate to catch them, but then you probably sat in wait for hours, sipping hot tea from your thermos!
    Is this likely the same flock we saw near your home a few years ago?
    They sure are a strange bird …especially the ‘Toms’ .

  6. Hi, Sorry for writing in comments, I did not find a mail adress. Please, is it possible to use this picture for the back cover of a book with mention of the source ?
    Best regards
    Gilles Brancati
    contact@chumeditions.com

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