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Did you report these flocks to Vt Fish & Wildlife? They have an online site that is easy to use.

Sue Wetmore

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On Aug 9, 2010, at 9:48 PM, Robert Phillips <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> This past weekend I observed three separate groupings of turkey moms and their broods.  I was traveling from Barre to St J and northward to Island Pond.  The largest grouping had 9 young ones in Marshfield,  Danville had a brood of 8 young, and we saw 4 young with their mom (although there may have been more not visible). 
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> This is the first time I have seen any turkey families and I am curious if this is an unusually prolific year for them or I was simply fortunate to see three families. 
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> On a different note, a hike into Moose bog yielded, grey jays, red breasted nuthatches, brown creepers, and an osprey.  I had seen a spruce grouse earlier this summer but did not connect this time. 
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> Bob