Archive for March 29th, 2015

Backyard Turkey Flock

The turkey flock that normally lives along the Wappingers Creek valley, downslope from the back yard, has emerged for the ritual spring foraging:

Turkey flock - 0

Turkey flock – 0

And posturing:

Turkey flock - 1

Turkey flock – 1

And just moseying around:

Turkey flock - 2

Turkey flock – 2

You can match the trees and identify some duplicated┬ábirds, but the flock seems stable around a dozen. They used to deploy skirmish lines upwards of two dozen bird and we’ve recently counted 19; we think foxes have been encouraging better control of wandering chicks.

Turkeys are good folks…


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