Wild Turkeys live in mature forests, particularly nut trees such as oak, hickory, or beech, interspersed with edges and fields. You may also see them along roads and in woodsy backyards. After being hunted out of large parts of their range, turkeys were reintroduced and are numerous once again.The present Californian wild turkey population derives from wild birds re-introduced during the 1960s and 70s from other areas by game officials.
I observed a flock climb up, out of Hell's Delight Canyon toward Black Bart Trail. This lone specimen crossed through an open field, separated at the back of the flock.