Wild Turkey of Silicon Valley

For the past few weeks I’ve been watching a large flock of wild turkeys in Palo Alto’s Foothills Park.  More often I hear them before I see them.  For some reason they’re inclined to gobble loudly.  What I find impressive is how they can so radically alter their appearance simply by fluffing and fanning their feathers.  Also for such large birds they’re remarkably agile in flight.   This big boy is strutting his stuff.  I apologize that the photo isn’t better, I took it with a little Leica X2 street camera with a wimpy little 24 mm lens.  Perhaps I should try using a zoom. 

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Taken: March 18, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
    Wild Turkey of Silicon Valley