In addition to the osprey, eagles, and songbirds frequently seen at Mallows Bay, it is also home to the Eastern wild turkey. Turkeys use forests for roosting and nesting, as well as grassy fields, like this one, for insect foraging. Over the past 50 years, Maryland’s wild turkey population has significantly rebounded with a flourishing population in Southern Maryland supported by large expanses of natural areas like Mallows Bay Park.
A wild turkey shows off its tail feathers for the camera.(Courtesy of Maryland DNR)