After seeing only male turkeys in our yard over the winter, the big males have gathered up their harems and are displaying to impress females, and to chase off any portential rivals. There are eleven turkeys in the group that visits reguraly, one big male, a couple of juvenile males, and seven females.
The colors on their heads changes dramatically when they are displaying, with vivid blues, a whte cap on top of their head, and bright red neck. the colors in their feathers are spectacular in the morning light. The male puffs up its feathers, spreads his tail and extends his wings down to the ground. He also angles his tail so that it shows in the direction of the femals (or to potential rivals) to show how big and flashy he is.
The images in this post were take with my new Sigma 150mm F2.8 macro lens