Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. It is traditional to serve turkey on Thanksgiving. President Obama pardons a turkey this time of year and the turkey lives the rest of its life in luxury on a farm. Here on the Mendonoma Coast, we have wild Turkeys. There is some debate whether they are native or introduced. Either way, they are here and they add color to our surroundings. Siegfried Matull photographs them at his Sea Ranch home.
Below you will see a group of Tom Turkeys displaying. There has to be some lovely Peahens close by.
And here you will see a close up of a Tom Turkey.
Siegfried tells me this Tom Turkey was attacking him! Siegfried lived to photograph another day.
Thanks to Siegfried for allowing me to share his photos with you here. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
To see another photo of Siegfried's, this one showing a Turkey flying out of a hedgerow, here's the link: http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2012/03/01/wild-turkey-flying-out-of-a-hedgerow-and-photographed-by-siegfried-matull/