Our turkeys are quiet and shadowy residents of the woods. They come out to forage or cross the road when no one is looking. They spook easily. If you happen to come upon them, you have time only to say, 'Look! Turkeys!' and then they're gone. If you really surprise them in a clearing, you might see them fly for a few yards into the woods. [Which always makes me think of WKRP in Cincinnati 'As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.']
We were lucky to spot these on the road and have the camera at hand. Claire snapped the pics as this bunch hurried into the trees.