Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2012 #3
This thread is intended to give people a place to post photos and/or talk about birds, critters, wildlife, fish, whatever - topics you might not want to start a whole thread on, but are still garden-related. You can see the range of possible topics in the previous threads:
All of the threads in the Birds and other mobile features in the garden series prior to 2012 are now stored in the New England Garden Forum Gallery. See the top of the main page to switch between Discussions and Gallery. For 2012, see Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2012 #1 and Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2012 #2.
I was waiting for some new turkey pictures to start off the new thread and this morning the birds obliged. I was sitting on the deck eating breakfast and I heard a clucking sound. Sure enough, a turkey hen was shepherding her clutch of six chicks through the yard.
This is the first I've seen in the yard here this year, although I've seen a few out in the neighborhood when I walked in the last few weeks. I was worried because last year I only saw one chick, one time, and I was afraid the predators had gotten them all. Fisher cats had been seen and heard around here. It looks we're back to normal.