Dinner on George Street
January 5, 2013: Although humans like to think they are the smartest species
on the food chain, are we really? Now that Christmas and New Year's are over and
everyone has pretty much eaten their fill of turkey, flocks of wild turkeys are
suddenly visible all over the area.
The dinner-sized ones in these pictures were spotted as part of a flock of about
a dozen wild turkeys in the empty field on George Street in Port Stanley today.
We spotted quite a few more, usually in larger flocks, in quite a few farmers fields
all over this area between Port Stanley and Fingal.
Studies of turkeys have shown the birds to actually be quite smart and possessing
a form of language/communication. Prior to Christmas wild turkeys were a rare sight.
Eventhough lots of them were around and visible today, there were none anywhere
near the groups of orange clad hunters shooting guns in the Fingal wildlife area
- they were a few fields over and well out of range and sight of the hunters.