Mariton: Turkey in the Snow

February 13, 2015

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Turkeys under the feeder

I am seeing a lot of Turkeys on this side of the hill lately.  I think they are taking advantage of the southern exposure and our neighbors’ bird feeders.  They have definitely been visiting the bird blind and our feeders.  The other day I was checking trails and found the tracks pictured below.  There had been an early skiff of snow, and sun was now bright.  The tracks were so fresh, that I knew I would cross paths with the turkeys.  I had the camera ready, but the snow was too crunchy.  All that I saw of the flock was individuals dashing through the brush.

Turkey tracks