Thursday, November 28, 2013
*I never realized how beautiful wild turkeys are until I saw them up close, with the sun reflecting off of their iridescent feathers. They are, in my humble opinion, up there among the most stunning American birds for beauty. It leads one to wonder what we might have if we had bred domestic turkeys for beauty rather than for food. It could have been the domestic peacock! This one lives in the aviary at the San Diego Safari Park so she's well fed and safe from the Thanksgiving festivities.
**No turkeys were harmed in the creation of this photo. ;-P