Wild Turkey hen in the Dixie National Forest

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Wild Turkey hen on the way up Boulder TopWild Turkey hen on the way up Boulder Top – Nikon D810, f8, 1/640, ISO 400, -0.3 EV, Nikon 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited or called in

Just a quick post this morning from Wayne County, Utah of a Wild Turkey hen I saw feeding near a small pond on the way up to Boulder Top yesterday. The road all the way up was closed near Miller Lake but on the way back down I spotted this lone hen feeding at the edge of the pond. I wondered why she was alone and why there weren’t any chicks with her but I was happy to see her any way.

It was very windy here yesterday, hope it calms down today

Life is good.



  1. Jane Chesebrough June 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Don’t see many wild turkeys-nice to see that they are out there.

  2. Mia McPherson June 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you EC, Patty,Wally and Bob. I appreciate your comments. They do have beautiful colors!

    EC, she may have lost her chicks, I don’t think they would have hid from me but would have followed her out to feed.

  3. Elephant's Child June 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    She is indeed beautiful. And I hope her family was ‘in hiding’. From you, not her…

  4. Patty Chadwick June 2, 2015 at 10:15 am

    What beautiful, soft, subtle colors! She’s a real beauty,! Nice to see such a plump, healthy-looking bird. Love the barest hints of blue in her sweet face….I say “sweet” face knowing full well she can be hell on wheels if she decides to give chase!!!

  5. Wally June 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful! Don’t they have an amazing array of colors?

  6. Bob Bushell June 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Nice one.

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