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For the past three decades, Rick Marsi's name has become synonymous with excellence in the following fields:

 

  • Visually stunning slide programs on nature and travel
  • Guided nature walks that educate and inspire
  • Professionally escorted nature tours in the USA and beyond

 

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

WILD TURKEYS


I SHOT THIS PHOTO FROM A BLIND ON A VERY COLD MARCH MORNING. THESE GOBBLERS WERE ATTENDING A FLOCK OF HENS AS THE HENS SCRATCHED THROUGH AN AREA OF FOREST IN WHICH BLACK CHERRIES HAD FALLEN THE PREVIOUS AUTUMN. 


I SAW THIS GOBBLER FANNING FROM MY OFFICE WINDOW ON A MORNING IN EARLY APRIL. WALKING TOWARD IT SLOWLY, I WAS ABLE TO SHOOT FROM 20 YARDS, IGNORED BY THE PRE-OCCUPIED TOM.


WE WERE WALKING IN THE WOODS, WHEN A HEN TURKEY RAN OFF THIS NEST, JUST FIVE YARDS FROM US. THE NEST WAS PLACED AT THE BASE OF A LARGE EASTERN HEMLOCK.  HAD WE NOT BEEN WALKING DIRECTLY TOWARD THE NEST, THE HEN WOULD HAVE STAYED ON IT AND LET US WALK RIGHT BY.


YOU KNOW TURKEYS ARE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN THIS DESIGN APPEARS ON YOUR DRIVEWAY THE MORNING AFTER A LIGHT SNOW.

Photos by Rick Marsi. October,  2014. All rights reserved.