Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wild Turkeys Nearby

I caught a glimpse of wild turkeys as I was driving by. I haven't seen any this Summer.  
There have been no wild turkeys hanging around our yard and we have blamed the coyotes. 
Last March I told you about our Lonely Tom turkey. He disappeared shortly after he mistook the geese for returning turkeys and I haven't seen turkeys since. So I stopped to take a good look at this flock.
There was a day, a few years ago now, that turkeys were so common that they were garden pests. We saw them nearly every day. 
 The tall trees here will protect the birds who can fly nearly straight up to the tree tops. They don't fly far, but they are quick to get to the tree tops. Trees on the edge of a corn field are a perfect turkey haven.
It is good to see corn fed turkey once again in GriggsDakota.

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