The Great Turkey Walk
The spring wild turkey season in Washington State opens on April 15th and we’re betting this flock of birds will be no where to be found.
Tuesday morning the flock was hanging out along the wooded edge of a field in Hangman Valley, south of Spokane. The home owner say she’s lived there for 40 years and it’s only been in the last two that the turkeys have been coming around. Each morning the birds come out of the trees and she throws them a handful or two of grain. Once the birds have gobbled up the grain they make their way back into the trees, hunting and pecking.
Wild turkeys eat many different kinds of plants, seeds and fruits, along with insects, spiders and snails, usually focusing their diets on the food items that are most available. Washington state began introducing turkeys into the wild during thw 1980’s and the population has exploded.