Sunday, November 19, 2017

Yard Critter of the Week - Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey.

Highlight of many a meal this week.*

These visited this one morning as I was getting ready to go to work.

 But just as I spotted them they spotted me.

 And they made their way out of the yard and into the woods.

All but one, which is safely ensconced in our liquor cabinet.

It may be a "full moon effect" type observation, but they seem to become scarce just around this time of year. Reappearing in the yard after New Years.


Our first two years here we had Wild Turkeys visiting the yard on a regular basis, often daily in fall and winter. This past winter and throughout the year we've seen noticeably fewer visiting. Those first two years it was not unusual to have flocks of twenty or more birds at a time, and one day we had three flocks converge in our side yard. Over sixty birds that day. Lots of gobbling.

The birds have still been visiting. And we see them in the area, up and down our street, large flocks and small. But no twenty bird flocks in our yard this year.


You can find all of the Yard Critter posts listed here.


* Not us though, we're having ham. Which is not a bad thing as, to quote Homer Simpson, "I enjoy all the pork products". [Update: we're having turkey and ham! Woo hoo!]

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