Linda: Oh, yes! My "wild" turkeys (15 to 25 or so) are like members of the
family. Some of them come right up to the windows and look in as if to ask
when we are going to put more seed out. It is fun to watch them and how
they mingle in with the gray and red squirrels and the chpimunks (we saw our
first chippy on March 8th. It emerged from under the woodpile and sat most
of the day on top of the wood looking in the window at me. I think it was
still half asleep.) The various species of birds around the yard also
negotiate feeding space with the turkeys. It is quite a scene.
. We have actually taken in our feeders for a few weeks
because of simonella and the fact that we were away. But the turkeys still
have been near by in the fields and around the house because of the lack of
snow. It is great, Linda that the turkeys passed through your yard.
Perhaps it will be the beginning of an enjoyable relationship.
Ann B. Day
Bragg Hill, Fayston
in the Mad River Valley
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From: "Linda M V Becker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 9:48 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] turkeys
Yesterday afternoon I had 9 Tom turkeys walking across my front lawn. They
are huge birds. Is this usual to have them venture so close to houses?
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