Friday, August 01, 2008

Turkeys

Since my house backs up on to woods, I have all sorts of wildlife that come to visit my bird feeders and my yard. I've had these wild turkeys come by about twice a day scrounging and scratching for food. When i refill the feeder (about once a day) I always make sure to scatter plenty of seed on the ground for the turkeys (as well as the squirrels and chipmunks).

Presumably this is a hen and three poults. There were five, earlier in the season. It's not unusual to for several to be lost in a year. They have grown quite a bit!
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5 comments:

manxxman said...

She's lost two, how thoughtless of her.....and to think it isn't even Thanksgiving yet.

Jen said...

Manxxman stole mine. Damn.

Ur-spo said...

how exciting! well, they are birds afterall.

Michael said...

We have lots of wild turkeys in the area. I never realized how much they walk like dinosaurs ... until I realized that I have no idea how dinosaurs walked! It is just that my image of dinosaurs walking is influenced by the movies that have dinosaurs walk like large birds -- like turkeys.

I do have to warn you that, based on my experience, it is easy for a blog to turn into a bird-log.

Enjoy!

PS -- Who knew those beautiful little hummingbirds were so danged aggressive?

Greg said...

We have a family of turkeys who wander through the neighborhood now and then (more often, I suspect and we just don't notice).

We've got a hen and six...but i had no idea the young'ins were called "poults". Thanks for teaching me something.