Signs of Spring: The Return of the Turkeys

Early yesterday morning, my son ran into the living room and screamed, “The turkeys are back!  Come look at them all!”  Sure enough, there was a gang of ten or so, walking across the hill behind our home.  The turkeys can be seen around Dublin throughout the winter, but only return to our neighborhood in the spring.  Glad to see them back!  I love to listen to their gobble-gobbles throughout the day.

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Photos taken March 16th, 2013

22 Comments

  1. naturalpfg says:

    Some great pictures. If you need to know anything about turkeys, have a look at my blog for the answers.

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  2. Awww! I’m just a little bit jealous! 🙂

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    1. Turkeys are pretty cool. 🙂

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  3. LB says:

    I love seeing wild turkeys! Nice pics!

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  4. That is so cool! Hurray for wildlife.

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  5. soonie2 says:

    We had six turkeys last year. They came through our yard everyday until sometime in December. Hope they come back soon! Wonderful captures here, I especially love the last photo!

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    1. Ours usually leave sometime around Thanksgiving. Just by coincidence. 🙂 I like the last photo, too. It’s as if the turkey is saying, “What are you looking at?”

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  6. Katrina Homerick says:

    We also love watching and listening to them around our house in the Hayward hills. I’m so impressed they fly up into trees and on top of houses in the evening! I guess they need to get off the ground away from predators like coyotes at night.

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    1. I’ve seen the turkeys on rooftops in my mother-in-law’s neighborhood in Lafayette! Very cool! I’m sure it’s much safer up there.

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  7. There were wild turkeys around my brother’s house near Boston. I’m glad your son is fond of them, my brother found them to be kind of cantankerous.

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    1. As long as they keep their distance, they are OK. I know others that have troubles with the turkeys eating their plants and digging up the hillsides, but that hasn’t been an issue for us. We like them!

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  8. shellakers says:

    They’ve come back around here too 🙂 You live in Dublin? I live in Mid America (Missouri) and we have a lot of farms. I can see them in the morning gobbling with the deer! lol Gotta love the country!

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    1. It must be beautiful where you live. I live in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area. 🙂 Not many farms around here!

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      1. shellakers says:

        Haha! I thought I read you say something about turkeys in Dublin… Looking back I’m pretty sure you were just making a St. Paddy’s Day reference. Sometime’s my blonde shows! lmbo But yes, we have MANY farms in Missouri. I live 20 minutes outside of St. Louis though so best of both worlds 🙂

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        1. Haha! Oh, we DO live in Dublin… California. And St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal here!

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          1. shellakers says:

            OMG! So I DIDN’T read it wrong! lmbo Just never heard of Dublin CA. I have a WP friend in Scotland so I guess I was thinking of him… he talks a lot about Ireland.

            GOOD to meet you though 🙂

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