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Old 12-03-2017, 02:39 PM   #1
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Where have all the turkeys gone? There were many in our neighborhood,and used to see them beside the roads as well. Haven’t seen a single turkey in a couple of months.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:21 PM   #2
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Where have all the turkeys gone? There were many in our neighborhood,and used to see them beside the roads as well. Haven’t seen a single turkey in a couple of months.
Umm...Thanksgiving?

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Old 12-03-2017, 06:23 PM   #3
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:00 PM   #4
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Lmao ,How about a serious answer.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:28 PM   #5
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Are you complaining? These are obnoxious birds along with the snow geese.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:35 PM   #6
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Where have all the turkeys gone? There were many in our neighborhood,and used to see them beside the roads as well. Haven’t seen a single turkey in a couple of months.
NH’s wild turkeys are nomadic, to an extent. Their travels take them to where they find the best food source for the season. In Summer, lots of insects and berries keep them well fed...Fall and the seeds and nut crops are where they can be found (unless molested or driven out by predators including hunters) in winter the neighborhood bird feeders are where they can be frequently, seen as well as scratching through the snow or leaves for leftover nuts. In short they spend their days foraging and their evenings roosting in treetops, usually, deciduous, treetops devoid of leaves so they might see a predator approaching while on the roost. It always blows my mind when I see them roosting up high in a bare tree on a frigid winter night! Brrrrrrr!
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:00 PM   #7
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Are you complaining? These are obnoxious birds along with the snow geese.
I could be wrong but I think NH is a bit too far north for snow geese in the winter (and waaay too far south for them in the summer). Are they often seen here during the migration?
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:49 PM   #8
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I see them all the time in Tuftonboro. I saw a group of about 10 the other day crossing 109. They looked quite healthy!!
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:58 PM   #9
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Perhaps the fowl ones are Canada geese. 🐻
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:49 AM   #10
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Are you complaining? These are obnoxious birds along with the snow geese.
Other than occasionally off NH's Sea Coast, Snow Geese are a rare sight in New Hampshire. (I've never seen one).

Wild Turkeys, Guinea Fowl, and "free-range" Chickens forage on any crawling insect, including the tiny—but menacing—Deer Tick.

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Old 12-05-2017, 09:17 AM   #11
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Along with turkeys, in most areas, there are few birds feedings at bird feeders. According to several articles I have read, this is due to an abundance of natural foods in their habitat. I can hear birds in the woods surrounding our house, but we only see a scant few chickadees and nuthatches at the feeders, and no turkeys in the woods.
As nature takes it course, and snow covers the ground and food sources, I would anticipate that the birds well return to the feeders, and the turkeys will be on the move.

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Old 12-05-2017, 09:30 AM   #12
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Other than occasionally off NH's Sea Coast, Snow Geese are a rare sight in New Hampshire. (I've never seen one).

Wild Turkeys, Guinea Fowl, and "free-range" Chickens forage on any crawling insect, including the tiny—but menacing—Deer Tick.

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Actually APS there are lots of snow geese that come into NH during their migration and not just at the coast. There is an extensive "inland" hunting season on them that runs from very early October till just after Christmas. The coastal season runs from early October till Mid January.

During the inland season snow geese are often seen and hunted for in the many fields along the Connecticut river. The Merrimack river and its many corn fields in the Litchfield and Hudson area is also another place where snow geese are regularly hunted as well.

You can see them flying over Winnipesaukee in large formations but I have rarely seen any land in the lake but I'm sure they have...

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Old 12-05-2017, 10:43 AM   #13
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What are the pesky geese, for example in Hesky Park, Meredith, that many towns at trying to get rid of? Canadian?
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What are the pesky geese, for example in Hesky Park, Meredith, that many towns at trying to get rid of? Canadian?
Those are Canada Geese....

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