California Quail	(Callipepla californica) Male  Photographed in Mendocino National Forest at Red Bluff, CA on April 8, 2012. Wild Turkey  (Meleagris gallopavo) Tom  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 5, 2018.  He was one of a pair.  They were close and seemed unafraid of humans. Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Female  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on April 13, 2014.
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Poult  This fledgling Wild Turkey, or poult, was seen at Bergen Swamp in western New York State on June 9, 2005.   I encountered an adult female wild turkey with poults along the Loop trail.  They all scattered, except for this very young poult that froze in place at my feet.  It was probably just a few days old.   Bergen Swamp  is a preserve owned by the Bergen  Swamp Preservation Society. Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Tail Feather  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp near Rochester, NY on Aug 9, 2012.   Thousand Acre Swamp  is a preserve owned by the  Nature Conservancy .