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Wild Turkey Sightings

For the past couple of months, we have been having a flock of Wild Turkeys in the area that includes females, males, and some younger turkeys.  It is a large flock, probably about twenty turkeys in all.  Usually the flock around here consists of female turkeys and their young, so it was a surprise to see so many males.  The males  are about twice as large as the females, and they fan their rear feathers some, so it is easy to tell which ones they are.  The turkeys spend a lot of time in the woods looking for things to eat under the leaves (probably insects and larvae).  Even if you can’t see them, you can tell they are there, because they make scratching and clucking noises.  They are very peaceful birds, and very enjoyable to watch.

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