Ubiquitous in the freezer case this time of year, the turkey roams freely in much of the US. Recently a small group of wild turkeys was spotted on the lawn at Lambert Castle in Paterson NJ.
Benjamin Franklin proposed that the turkey should be the national bird of the new nation, the eagle eventually earned that title. Like the swift flying eagle, these turkeys can move.
Trying to capture them, in frame, without a lot of background noise, was nearly impossible. Those birds move! And they are big. And not afraid of people.
But at the end of the day the cool thing is knowing that wildlife is grabbing a foothold in the most densely populated state in the United States. And for that I am thankful.