I’m back after taking a brief break to recover from the poetry course I took with Word Press. It was quite a challenge to come up with a poem every day for two weeks (excluding weekends). So I apologize for the absence of any posts on the Lardeau Valley.
But I return with a big bang! This subject is apparently a 1 in 100,000 sight. At least according to a leading turkey magazine in the US. Yup, turkey magazine. Anyway, we have quite a good sized wild turkey population around here. They can be seen strolling along the side of the highway or through a farmer’s field or woods. Although some people say they have yet to see them.
I like photographing them because their individual elements – tail, wings, body – are quite lovely. It’s only when you put the bird together that is becomes quite odd looking.
But the one I spotted the other day was amazing. It is a white turkey. Not albino, just a recessive gene giving it this unique colouring. Unfortunately according to the magazine, they don’t tend to survive for long because they are easier for predators to see. I have seen it a couple times, so maybe it will survive. I can only hope.
So here it is!!!!
Categories: birds, environment, lardeau valley, Photography, wild turkeys
Maybe she has an advantage in the winter. Looks like good cammoflage to me.
That’s what I thought. But it’s starting to be noticeable in the group and the brown background. Keep my fingers crossed. I’m curious as to whether or not there will be other white ones this year.
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