34 thoughts on “Big-ass turkeys

  1. I see no beards, even hens have small beards. I think they are either turkey vultures or black vultures. Great photos, if their heads were red they are turkey vultures…..

    0
  2. I think they’re turkeys, too…in the top picture, the bird on the left has a silhouette of a turkey (a vulture would be more vertical) and in the bottom picture, the turkey on the right has a little bit of a wattle.

    0
    • My first thought was turkeys. But when I Googled vulture pictures they look a lot like this. My wife, daughter and grandson all think they’re turkeys so I changed the title.

      0
  3. Doesn’t look like turkey to me. From the shape of their heads and their overall profile it looks more like grouse.
    Then again, I’m a city boy, born and bred, so I may be talking arse magic.

    0
  4. Looks like wild turkeys to me, even in the bottom picture the body looks like a turkey.I vote turkey.
    They do look similar to the Buzzards we have around here in central Texas, but I think it’s only because the head on both species is red. Our buzzards are known as Turkey Vultures because of that, but are very different.
    I know they have a wide habitat, I’m pretty sure it’s the same type of buzzard there too.

    0
  5. Beaks don’t look like vulture beaks.

    Wild turkeys or possibly some type of pheasant

    Grouse maybe but I don’t think they are common in your area. Think they live farther north.

    0
  6. Change it back to vultures, the neck is not right. If not, I will have to tell my wife we’ve been eating Vulture on Thanksgiving for the past nine years……

    0
  7. OK, the jury is in and I admit I was defeated. De feet look more like talons to me……don’t mention this to my wife, thanks….

    0
  8. If turkeys and vultures are so hard to tell apart, why don’t we eat/hunt/raise vultures?

    They have a total protein (e before i) diet.

    0
  9. Scott, it could be turtle doves. My original thought after viewing the pics were humming birds, but we all know they are now in South America on vacation…….

    0
  10. Turkey .. [img]C:\Documents and Settings\Zog\Desktop\DesktopPics\wild-turkey-walking.jpg[/img] … Turkey Vulture .. [img]C:\Documents and Settings\Zog\Desktop\DesktopPics\turkey_vulture_2.jpg[/img] .. Turkeys (like the ones in Joncos pictures) have longer necks

    0
  11. Posture is all turkey. I lightened up the image and tweaked colors and I see turkey patterning too, vultures would be flat black.

    0

Comments are closed.