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 birds, 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…