Sunday, August 5, 2007

Maine Turkey Hatch Update

Locally, the first Pine Tree State turkey hatch I noted came off the nest the last week of the Maine spring gobbler season (May 28 or so, while I was still pursuing the longbeard that eventually beat me), and most recently a reader sent a trail-cam pic of birds that appeared to be just several weeks old, hatched in mid July by the looks of it. There's a group up the road that seems to haunt a shady roadside creek near a new housing development, that is when the flock isn't on land I call "The Back 40." All of this is the usual indication that brood hens in one particular geographical area nest over a broad period of time . . .

--Steve Hickoff