Today's bird is the Wild Turkey. There's not much I can say about him you don't already know. We love to eat them, they're healthier than beef, they're really ugly but Ben Franklin wanted them to be the national bird...you know all that. What you probably didn't know is that down here in the Rio Grande Valley, we have a subspecies of Turkey called the Rio Grande Turkey. The differences are slight, but the word is that the golden sheen on his tail feathers is what makes him unique. I took this picture at the King Ranch, Norias Division on 4/28/12. Have you had a dramatic encounter with a wild turkey? Post about it in the comment field!