Winter … or Spring?

It’s spring, but we’re still hunkering down under the influence of bitter cold, wind, snow and ice. However, photoperiod prevails, and the lengthening days have livened things up. Large flocks of noisy “blackbirds” arrived last week, and the male Wild Turkeys are beginning to strut in the presence of hens.

The blackbirds – there are 50 to 100 descending upon my feeders at frequent intervals now – are mixed flocks, comprised mostly of Common Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds.

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These strutting turkey gobblers, sporting impressive beards and spurs, were part of a flock of 10, most of which were hens.

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Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

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5 thoughts on “Winter … or Spring?

    • Hi Tina. Rarely. I avoid public hunting areas in deer gun season, spend a lot of time in areas where hunting is prohibited or limited and, generally, my times and places lead to very little overlap/conflict with hunters. Case in point: the turkey gobblers that I just posted – the hunting season doesn’t begin until May 1.

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