I knew that the approaching storm would bring some unique photo opportunities, so I set out to Westwood Nature Center in my bright orange raincoat. When I came upon the turkeys, I started taking photos of them. As I raised my camera and took the first few clicks, this tom put up his display. I noticed that he kept checking me out and would go into full display when I took his portrait.
I think that he thought I was a rival turkey, and whenever I raised my arm that I was displaying my “orange feathers” and challenging him. It was a very unique encounter. After a few more shots I left him alone with all the females.