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Male Turkey on Display at Radnor Lake

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Radnor Lake, turkey

These events occurred on March 27, 2010…

male turkey on display at Radnor Lake, Nashville, Tennessee

For some reason, I have not had many turkey sightings while hiking at Radnor Lake in Nashville, Tennessee. From what I hear, it seems others have a lot more luck spotting these big birds at Radnor Lake than I’ve had.

Even though my turkey sightings at Radnor have been few, the one I will always remember is the female turkey with a nest that could be seen from the South Cove trail in 2008.

male turkey on display at Radnor Lake, Nashville, Tennessee

On a recent hike with Steve D., we saw a male turkey strutting his stuff and displaying his colorful, female-attracting feathers as we hiked the second half of our South Cove – South Lake loop on the south side of Radnor Lake. This was the first time I have ever seen a male on colorful display at Radnor Lake, so I was quite pleased to finally see it here.

male turkey on display at Radnor Lake, Nashville, Tennessee

Unfortunately, the lighting was not very good for photography, and on top of that, the tom turkey was standing in the dark shade of a large tree trunk at the time. With a little photo editing with my favorite graphics software (GIMP 2.0 – it’s free, and almost as good as Photoshop!), the pics were just barely good enough to post here.

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