Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving visitor

We have our first Thanksgiving visitor.  We've seen some flocks of big turkeys around and hear them occasionally, but this one kept checking out the back door.
Take a look at the times.  He's a repeat visitor.
You can't tell from the perspective, but he's looking straight at the door.
According to the state, the last native turkey in Massachusetts met it's demise in 1851.  After several unsuccessful attempts to re-introduce them, in 1972-1973 thirty-seven wild turkeys were successfully introduced, starting a movement.  Now there are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 wild turkeys in the state.

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