Did my point counts for VCE's Forest Bird Monitoring Project on Green Peak Mon a.m. and practically stepped on a Turkey - the neck was gray and looked somewhat featherless so I though it was one of this year's young... altho surprised to see only one bird. Lo and behold, a flurry of maybe 2-3 day old chicks suddenly started scattering from the depression where Mom flushed. Must be a second brood.
What was sad about the specie tally was the absence of Wood Thrushes. Only 2 heard in the heavily wooded forest over a 2 hr period.
E. Dorset, VT