Friday, January 4, 2013

Wild Turkeys

Just as I was noting the absence of wild turkeys from our neighborhood, a flock of 15 appeared today. As I drove onto Bald Hill Road from our road, there they were, feeding along the road. In the fall, that stretch of road is covered with acorns, but I assumed the snowplows had pushed them further under the snow. Maybe the turkeys were finding some fragments of nuts, or maybe they were pecking at grit.

Since I was driving and only have the iPhone camera, the photos are what they are.
There was one big male -- with a long "beard" on his breast and some big spurs on his legs. He kept a wary eye, while the others poked around for food.
A reminder that you can report observations of winter turkey flocks to the NH Fish and Game Department by clicking here.

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