Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Here's another photo of Bertha, the wild turkey who graced us with her presence for a period of several months. In my previous post about Bertha, I mentioned that she dominated the ground feeder in our garden during her stay. Here is proof that she also tried her best to take over a small bird feeder in one of our trees. We saw her in the tree like this on a number of occasions. She would contort this way and that, trying to get at the seeds in the feeder, but because of her size and bulky shape she ultimately would lose her footing and need to return to the ground -- much to the relief of the local finches and sparrows.