Despite the fence in these photos, they were wild.
About 20 seen in field.
A flock of 8-10 adult and juvenile turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) scattered into the woods from a side lawn as we approached a cousins house. It was 25 degrees Fahrenheit with a light snow falling and a steady breeze. If it wasn't for the truck approaching the flock would have stayed put and finished eating the longer sprigs of grass that are still visible. The house is situated on a wood line (the second photo attached) and the turkeys typically take cover in the woods and trees when approached by a predator than return to the lawn for food.
The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of Wild Turkey (not the related Ocellated Turkey). Although native to North America, the turkey probably got its name due to the domesticated variety being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Levant via Spain. The British at...