Last year I had turkeys visit my backyard, right at my fence line. Since we have had new homes constructed where they used to live, I suppose they are confused. They still visit from time to time. The photo above is of a female walking around behind my house.
I heard one yesterday gobbling, and I tried finding it. Funny, there was a female laying right up against my fence. I snapped a photo (below) and it did not seem to disturb her at all. Kind of cool. But kind of sad that they seem to have lost their home.
She could have been laying on a nest. I need to go back and check. Never did see the male gobbler.
Remember these rules if turkeys visit you:
- A turkey considers a car to be less of a threat than a walking human. When turkeys stand near roads, slow down and don’t honk your horn. A frightened wild turkey may fly up and crash through your windshield, causing damage and probable injury.
- Don’t feed turkeys in your backyard. This makes them return for easy meals.
Have you seen a wild turkey before?