We often have flocks of wild turkeys in our fields, and sometimes they venture up and eat from our birdfeeders (check out this one IN my birdfeeder in 2009!) But it has been a couple of years since we've seen them in the yard, so it was a treat when nine turkeys wandered through yesterday:
The photos aren't great but you get the idea. The birds are huge when you see them up close! They can weigh up to about 11 kg or 23 lbs.
Some people have commented on the amount of land we own. We live on an 86-acre farm, and all the land you see in these photos belongs to us (as well as land you can't see!) We have a great 16-acre pine and spruce woodlot at the back of our property, which ends at the Beaudette River.
And here's a short video with me and Gordon discussing turkeys in hushed tones...