I was out on photo safari one day and observed a small flock of wild turkey in the front yard of a home in Roaring Springs, TX. I photographed these two because they looked like they were thinking about ringing the doorbell. Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) belong to family Phasianidae which contains turkeys, pheasants, grouse, and other heavy-bodied ground feeding birds. Native Americans have been eating these birds and harvesting their feathers since 800 BC. Americans have selectively bred wild turkeys to increase their breast size which has produced the ones we consume at Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.