See it larger.
Anna spotted this turkey klatsch in Quincy the other day.
I've been in this town a long time now and it hasn't stopped amusing me yet, how there are large flightless birds all over acting like they own the place. I think actually they might own the place, I haven't checked.
They're not flightless! They sleep in trees.
That's just a front the TLF uses to lure us into a sense of "We can all live in harmony". When the revolution comes they'll be in your trees and on your roofs. No place will be safe!
I miss the TLF!!
Right, I remember now walking in Brookline right by the Muddy River a few years back and seeing a bunch roosting in a tree and thinking "huh, didn't know they could fly". Must be an impressive sight to see a bird that size in the air.
In the evenings they'll fly up to roost on rooftops and in trees. It's not the most graceful thing in the world, but they get the job done.
I think it’s a rafter of wild turkeys.
is a "menacing"
"a menacing of turkeys"
Benjamin Franklin (remember him?) so admired the wild turkey that he wanted to make it the national bird. (I bet you didn't know we have an official National Bird!) But he was overruled, and they designated the bald eagle instead. (Which isn't bald at all, it just has white feathers on its head, but they never consulted me.)
As for this particular clutch of gobblers… I suspect they're just searching for a can of cranberry sauce.
If not the national bird, it should be the state bird!
Apparently turkeys are in decline in the Midwest, and the Globe and the NYT had to run a story this weekend about how awful it is. Score one for New England!
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