Wild turkeys came for a visit

Due to the back-to-back snow storms food for the wild is scarce. I was surprised to see these wild turkeys on my back deck eating bird food I had scattered on the snow as an overflow from the feeder; and the suet is also empty now.

These seven turkeys appeared last fall and feed regularly in the gardens and fields where crops have been harvested. They are not afraid of humans or dogs.


Deciding I was no threat - they decided to come closer and see if my camera may be edible

Deciding I was no threat – they decided to come closer and see if my camera may be edible

Retreating to join three others waiting behind the garden shed

Retreating to join three others waiting behind the garden shed

Four of the seven wild turkeys that have taken up residence in the neighborhood

Four of the seven wild turkeys that have taken up residence in the neighborhood decided to come onto my back deck to eat some of the bird seed I had strewn on top of the snow for hungry

13 responses to this post.

  1. Shirley, that is so cool! I have never seen wild turkeys!! How neat, I guess they figure now that Christmas is over they are safe.
    Thanks for sharing.



    • They were fun the first few times I saw them in the garden searching for forgotten morsels – but they have become unafraid of humans and can attack.

      Never been attacked by a wild turkey!



  2. To them this must be like discovering a bird McDonald’s. I’m surprised they’re that bold.



    • Ha, ha that is a good description. I have been told they can be dangerous and attack. They are huge and intimidating when they spread their feathers. Have a great day.



  3. You’re all set for Thanksgiving. 🙂



  4. Posted by Mark Williams on February 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Very cool Shirley….I think they are fun to watch….but they can get down right aggressive at times…be careful!



    • There was a white one in the group, it was downright mean. It chased and attacked a neighbors boxer dog! Haven’t seen that one with this group for awhile.

      Have a great day.



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