Yesterday while up in one of the canyons of the Stansbury Mountains some movement caught my eye and when I looked closely I could see a small flock of Wild Turkeys in the junipers. Most of them took off right away but one of them hung around in the junipers for a bit but stuck its head out to see what was going on. I didn’t have much for shutter speed and when I took this image the vehicle was still running, that might account for the slight blur in the lower chest feathers.
After a minute or so the turkey moved out into a small clearing between the junipers giving me the chance to photograph its whole body.
I believe this is a first fall tom but if I am wrong please don’t hesitate to correct me.
I don’t have many opportunities to photograph turkeys because they scurry off so quickly so I was glad this one hung around as long as it did.
Life is good.