Dan Wilets reports this mini-gather was wandering around Mission Hill this morning (doing a strut of shame?).
Why are there so many turkeys lately? Isn't this a bit... unusual? Are they overpopulated now?
. . . if they are coming into Boston. They are everywhere.
Two thanksgivings a year. That'll solve it. Yum.
I think you're on to something. This idea needs to be pursued.
At least one of them will likely not be run into the ground by Christmas advertising.
Because there are not enough coyotes in the city to eat them. Wildlife gentrification. No natural predators = proliferation of varmint. ie: skunks, possums, squirrels, turkeys etc.
*Colbert fist shake at the sky*
I coulda sworn the title of this post was talking about Lester, Lackey, Bard, and Buchholz...
They can still end the season 159-3.
Make that 158-4. Sheesh.
My friend on Fort Hill has three of them in his yard this morning (Linwood st). They either get around, or we have a bit on an influx of birds....
I don't know how big a turkey's territory is, but I do know there were six of them following me down Shattuck St. two weeks ago. If they don't get around that much, we're being overrun.
. . . fly for about a mile at a time but usually they only fly a few hundred yards at a time- low and fast. You won't see these guys soaring the clouds. They stick low over the ground when flying. They also run fast when they need to- but there doesn't seem to be much need for them to do so since there are no predators around here.