Sometimes I am lucky enough to watch some wild babies as they grow. This was the case with some Wild Turkey babies also known as poults, that I found wandering on top of South Hill. I first spotted the babies the last week in July as they weaved back and forth trying to follow their […]

Sometimes I am lucky enough to watch some wild babies as they grow. This was the case with some Wild Turkey babies also known as poults, that I found wandering on top of South Hill. I first spotted the babies the last week in July as they weaved back and forth trying to follow their Mother down the road. She kept trying to move them off the road into the grass but they just kept bumping into each other making very erratic progress. Finally she was able to coax them off the road into the grass. Three weeks later, in the same spot, I spied the babies again, only this time they were in the field, had grown considerably larger, and had flocked up with several other families. I was happy to see their growth and that they had a little more sense of self-preservation as evidenced by their desire to move away from me. This is a good thing!

Very young Wild Turkey Baby

Very Young Wild Turkey babies attempting to follow their Mother

Wild Turkey babies 3 weeks later flocking up