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Wild Turkeys on the Old Quarry Trail

Wild Turkeys on the Old Quarry Trail

I have seen plenty of wild turkeys in the area especially a flock that tends to favour the nearby apple orchard at Carling Avenue but I had never seen turkeys on the Old Quarry Trail itself. This year, a number of people had mentioned to me that they had encountered wild turkeys wandering the trail picking up a seed or two or kernel of corn and then heading off back into the woods. Some folks had even counted up to eighteen at one time! I hadn’t counted one!

This time out, although I was walking along the trails expecting to see the normal asortment of birds and animals, I was hoping to see some of those turkeys and I wasn’t disappointed. I was standing at the feed trough clearing talking to some folks about turkeys and watching a dozen deer come and go when I glanced up the trail and there they were, the first of a flock of a dozen or so turkeys marching along toward us.

It was a good day and once I had handed seeds out to a number of people so they could stand around with their hands out :-), I headed out into the open area to see what else I might find.

The sun was getting low in the sky and once again I had had a relaxing couple of hours wandering around Ottawa’s Greenbelt trails.

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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