By Gary Bogue
Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 6:45 am in wild turkeys.
Saw a big puffy male wild turkey and two hens so I went to look for a nest and the pullets (chicks) started to run and I walked faster and those rascals are good fliers! Moving them up the hill to try and get a group photo — the chicks kept flying up the hill.
They built up an appetite with all the activity and stopped by the neighbor’s bird feeder to enjoy the spilled seed. So people with bird feeders in areas where turkeys live, have surprise visitors enjoying the spilled seed!
Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, California
The neighbors not only have surprise visitors at their bird feeders … they have BIG surprise visitors. Imagine looking out the back window some morning after taking your first sip of morning coffee … to discover a wild turkey family pecking away around your feeder. Wouldn’t surprise me if they even ate the feeder! /Gary