Wild Turkeys are reportedly rare in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They even more rare in a residential subdivision. Nonetheless, that’s exactly where this one was photographed.
So where did this turkey come from? In 2005, a group of Rio Grande Wild Turkeys were released into the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) as part of a reintroduction effort. LLELA is south of the Lake Lewisville dam, and just 3 to 4 miles northwest of where this photograph was taken.
In all, forty-nine Wild Turkey were released in 2005, and all were banded. Twenty-five of the released birds were also fitted with radio transmitters. This bird is not banded, so if she is related to the Wild Turkeys released in the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area in 2005, then she must be a second or third generation offspring
|June 5, 2007
|Time of Day
|Recreation – Park
|Type of Behavior