Wild Turkey that is. Almost exactly this time last year someone from the north side of the neighborhood sent us an email report of a wild turkey in their back yard. We set up a camera, but never got a picture.
But today, a neighbor on the south side did get pictures of a wild turkey hen right in someone’s front yard. She was seen early this morning. We couldn’t find the bird ourselves, but we did talk to the neighbor who kindly sent us the pictures to share.
And ironically, as we were writing this post the following message came across on the Georgia Birders Online (GABO) list server:
“A friend just reported seeing a Wild Turkey near the corner of Lindbergh, Cheshire Bridge and LaVista Rds. He said the bird was on the sidewalk in front of the old Varsity Jr. ( which is now a storage place) watching the cars go by.”
Every now and then something really cool like this reminds you that there’s more wildlife in small intown neighborhoods than you think.