Animal Behaviors, Page 6
I was out one morning this week taking pictures of the sunrise when I came upon a flock of turkeys. They saw me before I saw them and were being very quiet; tiptoeing to what I can only suppose is their nest or wherever it is that turkeys live.
Once I saw them I began to focus and creep nearer. They were still quiet and intent on going through a certain path. I found that curious as they lined up following each other in an off centered straight line and for the most part walked across the road.
I don’t know that much about turkeys or animal behavior in general but I found it odd that they stayed on the same path, marching in their formation. They ran when they were in the field as turkeys run, which I think has been described as more of a trot. But they walked across the road, although I would describe their walk as stepping gingerly almost tip toeing. One or two flew a few steps but only as far as the center line in the road to the shoulder.
Whatever their reasoning they were fun to observe and I was happy with my shots. I would have liked to have gotten a better close up but honestly I was too enthralled with their behavior to think about trying.
Please click on the first picture to scroll through the gallery.