A resting spot dug out of the dirt by a wild turkey. The local turkeys were seen napping in these shallow holes during a few warm afternoons.
Seen at Annadel Spring Lake parking area.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation parking lot
Wild turkeys in neighbors yard on my road
The turkey is a large bird in the Meleagris genus, which is native to the Americas. One species, Meleagris gallopavo (commonly known as the Wild Turkey), is native to the forests of North America. The domestic turkey is a descendant of this species. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or the Ocellated Turkey, native to the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula.