Turkeys

By - 10/18/17 - 2:27 pm

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is out with some "tips for aggressive turkeys" (more specifically, how we can deal with them, not tips for turkeys looking to get ragier). Among them: Read more.

By - 10/17/17 - 8:16 am
Longwood turkeys

Kristin Bridier spotted this pair beating it out of Brookline this morning.

By - 10/14/17 - 10:40 am

The AP reports "Birds gone wild in Boston and Brookline of course " https://apnews.com/d6a8c9df55fc49b28fa5d5a5108ef507

After being wiped out from New England in the 1800s, the birds have stormed back in what’s considered a major success story for wildlife restoration. But as they spread farther into urban areas, they’re increasingly clashing with residents who say they destroy gardens, damage cars, chase pets and attack people.

By - 10/2/17 - 10:34 am
Turkey vs. driver in Revere

Anthony Gulizia came across this face off on Newhall Street in Revere this morning. He adds:

Grew up here and used to see them occasionally, now it’s a weekly sighting.

By - 9/22/17 - 10:55 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge city councilors are talking tough on turkeys, demanding the city do something about the beaked menace. One counselor, though, says bunnies are just as bad. Another counselor accused one turkey of specifically waiting for him outside a meeting to do God knows what to him.

By - 9/5/17 - 8:06 pm
Two turkeys in Brookline

Jill Cetel reports this shadowy pair is constantly skulking about Beacon Street in Brookline (of course); is looking for a good caption for this photo.

By - 9/1/17 - 8:08 pm
Turkeys on Willow Street in West Roxbury

A pack of hungry turkeys descended on some marigolds in a yard on Willow Street near Alhambra in West Roxbury early this evening.

By - 8/24/17 - 4:27 pm
Quail sign?

Brookline today released some tough turkey talk, with tips such as:

If you are approached by a turkey:

Read more.

By - 8/10/17 - 7:12 pm

Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:

SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.

By - 8/9/17 - 9:11 am
Live turkeys at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Deirdre Cassidy spotted these live 'n' kickin' turkeys at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury this morning.

Via Keep Roslindale Quirky.

By - 8/5/17 - 12:06 pm

City Council President Michelle Wu looked out her window this morning and wondered:

Good or bad omen to find a turkey on your car?

A Globe columnist answered it's a bad sign, but that was in Brookline, where the birds have acquired a taste for human flesh.

By - 7/10/17 - 9:23 am
Overflowing Frog Pond

Damaskin took this photo of an overflowing Frog Pond from the safety of higher ground this morning.

Even fearless turkeys were forced to flee. Mike spotted this gobbler on the Park Street side of the Common around 7 a.m.: Read more.

By - 5/31/17 - 9:06 am
Turkey in Frog Pond in Boston

Damaskin spotted a turkey doing its morning ablutions in the Frog Pond.

By - 5/26/17 - 5:49 pm
Turkey on the Common

Chris Dempsey spotted this unlikely trio on the Common today - turkey, seagull and pigeon: Together they fight crime.

By - 5/15/17 - 10:26 am
Turkey on Beacon Hill

A citizen who might want to buy a bird-identification book filed a complaint about a "confused pheasant" on Mt. Vernon Street behind the State House this morning.

By - 4/24/17 - 9:10 am
Turkey on Washington Street in downtown Boston early Monday

Out for a walk before 6 this morning, Beth Wolfe found some company on Washington Street downtown - a turkey pondering whether to cross the road.

By - 4/18/17 - 9:40 am
Turkeys in Jamaica Plain

This gang of two-bit Toms gave Matt E. the eye on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 4/15/17 - 9:18 pm

cinnamngrl watched these turkeys casually evade security at the outer perimeter of the Red Line yard in South Boston today.

By - 4/15/17 - 10:35 am
Turkey in Brighton

Maybe it's because they know they're safe on this Easter weekend, but whatever the reason, reports are piling up here at Turkey Central of the birds strutting across the city, such as this fine specimen Colleen Glenney spotted in Brighton this morning. Read more.