Posted by: atowhee | July 1, 2015


Mother turkey and her brood of seven trailed across Granite Street and into the cooler shade of Lithia Park yesterday.  The young were already sporting grown-up dark feathers but were still only the size of a bantam, about one-third of mother’s bulk.

Then in the late afternoon five Western Kingbirds were lined up along twenty yards of fence line along Valley View … one of them must have been the parents, but they looked exactly alike.

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