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11/23/16 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY Breaking news: Turkeys storm Reporter office last week.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Breaking news: Turkeys storm Reporter office last week.

In certain parts of the Island it seems as if nature has gone haywire, and our human habitat is being overrun. We’re talking turkeys here.

At the Reporter’s office in the Center, it’s common to see a flock of meleagris gallopavo silvestri (impress your friends) moving through the front and back parking lots or up on the porch. A couple of the birds recently were even fighting a few feet from our front door.

Well, we think they were fighting, but it could have been the polar opposite, since none of us are conversant with the courtship rituals of the wild turkey. In any event, it was a lot of excited sounds, strutting and pecking. You be the judge. (more…)

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11/25/15 4:30pm
Turkeys on a Midway Road lawn on Tuesday morning. The population of the birds is on the rise.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO| Turkeys on a Midway Road lawn on Tuesday morning. The population of the birds is on the rise.

If you think you’re seeing more wild turkeys strutting around the Island, your eyes aren’t playing tricks. Reports from Sylvester Manor, the Mashomack Preserve and eyewitness accounts from the Reporter’s parking lot concur that the birds’ numbers are on the rise. (more…)