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The young drake is almost in full plumage now.

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Autumn is slowly revealing its splendors.

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Mallard metamorphosis

The young drake is coming into his adult winter/breeding plumage.

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The closed registry system is so nineteenth/twentieth century. This is what the dogs need now.

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David Cunningham comments on this blog pretty regularly.

 

Toms and jakes

The sun was not cooperating, but look at the beards on those toms!

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Outside of the mating season, male and female turkeys form sex-segregated groups.

Oh, and a word about the terminology:

In the UK, the term for a male turkey is a “stag.”

In North America, it is a “tom” for a mature male and a “jake” for a younger one.

Maybe a little too close! His butt almost took down the camera!

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Check the time stamp.

 

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