Wild Turkey Mom and Her Poults

Marty CohenBirds, Carmel Valley, Wild Turkeys14 Comments

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Wild turkey mother and her poults.

Wild turkey mother and her poults.

We have several families of Wild Turkeys living at Carmel Valley Ranch where we live. We see them often on the hillside behind our home. They’ve recently had babies, “Poults” and this family was behind the house the other day. Until the Poults can fly, they hide under the mother for protection. In this shot, these Poults were just emerging from beneath their mother. A short time later another 6 to 8 of them also emerged from under the same mother.

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS lens, 1/320 sec at f/7, ISO 640 captured on a Lexar 400x SDXC UHS-1 memory card

14 Comments on “Wild Turkey Mom and Her Poults”

  1. Those poults don’t fall into the category of “they’re so ugly they’re cute.”
    Great shot, Marty.

  2. Wow Marty. Excellent shot. You’re always so good with kids and babies (even if they’re turkey babies). This one is a contest winner!

  3. I see wild turkeys all the time driving to work in Morgan Hill on a back country road. I normally don’t think of them as “pretty” birds, but this picture is beautiful!

  4. Wonderful! She’s well-equipped to provide protection for a lot of chicks…I mean poults! You’ve really captured a nice moment.

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