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Posted By thewoodlands,
Dec 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM
The turkeys were roosting in the White Pines this morning, attached are some pics.
Cool pictures for sure!
There are some tracks over on the farm today zap but i havent seen any lurking around
you know what I see there, don't ya? DINNER.....
great pics, Zap....
We went to Potsdam so we could pick some pellets up and also grab a pizza at Sergi's, just before we were going to leave we could see the turkeys landing in the Pines from inside the house, pretty neat.
It seems like a few years ago you could only find a turkey in the freezer section of the supermarket around here. Now that they been re-introduced, they are seen quite frequently. They can be stubborn to the point of chasing people, pecking at their reflections on cars and doors and stopping traffic.
Cool pics zap.
I wish the first two were better but they were from inside the house, the screens make it hard.
I'm not sure how long ago they did that here (15-20 years ago, just a guess) but they are all over the place. One winter we counted 70 turkey by the house, 30 in the front....another 40 out back, they can be worse than geese.
Quick checking into the Audubon website said the MA turkeys were introduced from NY originally in the 1970's after many tries to re-introduce them. Once they established across the Connecticut River, the population increased.
Had one want to roost right beside me one time when I was hunting about 20' up in pine. Dumb, those birds are.
Might be a tougher winter for them now, lots of snow makes their food harder to come by.
They have enjoyed several mild winters, populations have been on the increase.
If the prediction is right about heavier than normal snow fall for the North East,
could see a decrease in some wildlife populations by spring.
About ten years ago we had a runt hen move into the yard.
When I came out the front door every morning it would attack me.
I guess decided the front yard and bird feeder was hers.
I'd put cracked corn on my shoe and she'd eat it.
Still wanted me gone.
Would roost in one of the same two pine trees every night.
Disappeared after about 9 months.
Another year or two started seeing signs of a flock of them in the woods .