The Wild Turkey Toms have started strutting and puffing themselves up to what looks like their explosion point, but most Hens don’t seem interested yet. 


Ever wonder why these native birds were named after a foreign country? They reportedly were named by our English-speaking settlers who thought that the birds were American versions of what were nicknamed “Turkeys” in England and Scotland. The British birds that our settlers remembered actually were African Guinea Fowls that were imported as game via Turkey and, thus, informally called “Turkeys.”

(Brooklin, Maine)