The young drake is coming into his adult winter/breeding plumage.
The closed registry system is so nineteenth/twentieth century. This is what the dogs need now.
David Cunningham comments on this blog pretty regularly.
The sun was not cooperating, but look at the beards on those toms!
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!
Check the time stamp.
As you may have noticed, last week I had two trail cams out. One was in a beech wood, deep in a hollow, not far from creek, where lots of animals come by to drink.