Quoddy Nature Notes – Turkeys

With the leaves falling and Thanksgiving barely a month away, my mind drifted over to turkeys.

Weekly Notes March 31, 2013

Turkeys, Turtles, Peepers and Bird Nests in this weeks Maine Nature News.

Eastern Wild Turkeys – Talmadge (Map 45)

A rafter of 12 wild turkeys strolled through this morning. There are approximately 30 turkeys in the area. There were 38 at the beginning of winter. I haven’t seen all of them together to be able to get an accurate count yet this spring. If half of the birds are hens and each hen successfully […]

Talmadge (45) Eastern Wild Turkey

It’s a bit alarming to see, out of the corner of your eye, a large object falling from the sky. Earlier this morning six wild turkeys were here harassing our penned domestic turkeys. I startled them to make them fly away and scanned the trees to be sure there weren’t any stragglers. I must have […]

Eastern Wild Turkeys – Talmadge (Map 45)

There is a rafter of 33 Eastern Wild turkeys roaming our community. They discovered the cornstalks. There were a few very small ears left on the stalks. Six of the turkeys moved into a 100′ row of rutabagas. They stripped the greens from the stalks on the stem in 20 minutes.

Talmadge (Map 45)

Domestic meets wild. Eastern wild turkeys having been hanging out with my Bourbon Reds. They are four jakes. There are no signs of mature toms or hens. The wild turkeys aren’t their usual leery, skittish selves when they’re here. I walked 10′ from them before they moved a few feet away.  When I want my […]