I've seen two wild turkeys in New York City, the first in 2013 (known by locals as Zelda), and the second in Central Park on April 22, 2017.

We nicknamed the wild turkey on April 22 Franklin, in honor of Benjamin Franklin, who we understand wanted the wild turkey to be our national bird (some may argue that a wild turkey is now our national president).

  Franklin, a wild turkey in Central Park, April 22, 2017

Franklin, a wild turkey in Central Park, April 22, 2017

Of course, I did a Filming the Feathers video, which I set to music by Max Bruch (VII. Allegro Vivace from 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, performed by Ben Redwine).

Of course, there are photos of Franklin!

  Wild turkey, Central Park, April 22, 2017

Wild turkey, Central Park, April 22, 2017

The wild turkey I saw in 2013, I found out later, was named Zelda. She was killed by a car about a year later. I was fortunate to have filmed her.