Hope not, because we had a chance to see the turkey hen up close; probably the same one reported in last week’s post: Pretty Wild. Perhaps you might like a follow up.
This beautiful bird was roosting on a limb only a few feet from the back door. She was not at all bothered by us standing only 25 feet away and stayed on her perch for several hours. There are a few wooded acres in back of the houses which probably makes good habitat. And the next door neighbor reported seeing her on their driveway and front walk.
“Just this morning there was another post on GABO (Georgia Birders Online) titled Turkey Hen stops traffic in East Cobb County: “I was traveling East on Shallowford Road near Sandy Plains about 8:30am. Suddenly – lots of unexpected brake lights. Something big and dark sauntered across to the other side of 5 lanes. First thought it was a goose… but no ! A turkey hen !”
Maybe our turkey will hang around. We hope so!