Finally saw a group of our wild turkeys the other day. Only six - two mature females & four younger ones, but not all that much smaller than the two adults so couldn't tell if they were an early hatch from this year's brood or yearlings from last year.
While I'm certainly glad to see them, the numbers are a far cry from the year before last when we had around 30 of them traipsing through our yard twice a day - several adult females & scads of youngsters of varying ages. Everything from fuzzy poults to young approaching puberty. They were wonderful to watch.
But this year, just these six so far. Sort of sad.