These 11 wild turkeys have been around all summer. They have been carefully tended by two females, and not one of the eleven was lost. Baby turkeys are as near the bottom of the food chain as you can get, and its not unusual for a mother turkey to lose an entire clutch of 12-16 babies in a season. I suspect the two hen turkeys were sisters from one of last year's broods, and I am strangely proud of them for protecting these guys all summer, from coyotes, foxes, fisher cats, and anything else that eats turkeylets.
This seems to be their first day on their own, without the two mothers watching over them. The fields were mowed yesterday, and they've been scouring it steadily ever since, gleaning, gleaning...
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