Photo: Turkey social

Photo by Barb Kavanagh
Photo by Barb Kavanagh

Despite the snow, it’s still spring in the animal kingdom, as wild turkeys on Barb Kavanagh’s property near Washington demonstrated last weekend. Here, a puffed-up male engages in a mating ritual and tries to impress some of the nearby females. Commonly referred to as “strutting,” puffing up their wing and tail feathers is just one part of the male turkey’s courtship ritual.

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