A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
Albany’s roving flocks of turkeys have drawn the attention of the city council, and the question was: Can anything be done?
In case you thought the West Albany turkeys had left or moved somewhere else, here’s an update: They haven’t.
For weeks now, residents in West Albany have been reporting on their frequent sightings of a flock of wild turkeys. This encounter Thursday suggests that motorists will want to keep an eye out for them as well.
Seeing wild turkeys is no longer all that unusual in Oregon cities, but it’s still a reason to come out of the house and watch, or to stop the car and take a picture.
On my riverfront bike route the other day, I was surprised to see two wild turkeys in Eads Park. A couple of days later they stuck around long enough for the long-distance images you see here.