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Turkey update: Are there more of them?

Written November 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In case you thought the West Albany turkeys had left or moved somewhere else, here’s an update: They haven’t.

If anything, they have multiplied in place. Or so it seems.

On Tuesday afternoon, the flock numbered 17, according to my count. (Not all of them are pictured in the images here.) And they seemed to feel pretty much at home in the neighborhood just east of Broadway Street around 12th Avenue S.W.

The birds didn’t seem much bothered when a couple of kids came sailing down the street, one on a scooter and the other on a bike.

This being November, the question now is whether they’ll stick around for Thanksgiving to supply an element of live holiday decor. (hh)

The flock slowly makes its way across 12th Avenue near Broadway Street on Tuesday afternoon.

4 responses to “Turkey update: Are there more of them?”

  1. don says:

    Love it kind of like livestock producers wanting to keep predators of livestock number in check.

  2. Bob Zybach says:

    I still prefer grouse, ducks, and doves. Any idea how much Oregon has paid to import these birds for a handful of hunters to use as targets?

  3. Diane says:

    There is a group of 3 that consistently ‘left’s my school bus around 28th & Liberty. They do NOT like the bus!


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