Strutting EarlyContributors to this thread:
'Ike' (Phone) 16-Mar-19
Talk about starting to strut early.
Went sand bass fishing this morning and seen around 6 birds all fanned out where hay was being fed in Blaine county ok.
Certainly are here on Long Island.
I have seen them strut in the middle of January here in NY ecsp older birds who think they are the boss all the time. Shawn
From: 'Ike' (Phone)
I was going to say, they’ll strut all year long given the chance...Least around here!
When I lived in Minneapolis, they fed under my bird feeder daily. I saw them strutting in a January.
Lol, did nobody click the link?? Yes, very early indeed.
AZ.....I did. Pretty cool! Hard to tell it was a gobble, but they were definitely trying.
Ive heard gobbling along with watching strutting in November.... ... I watched a flock of 22 birds two weeks back, 20 were hens, 2 longbeards... they had those ladies all to themselves, strutting, and gobbling like crazy ... (NW Indiana) ....
Turkeys where I've spent time usually hang out in giant flocks through the winter. There is a lot of "turkey chattering", strutting, and dominance stuff going on all winter long. Large turkey flocks tend to start breaking up in the next month or so and disperse across the country. Some may stay in the same winter areas while others may move long distance. Toms generally split up with smaller hen groups when this happens and continue strutting through May. With that said, I really don't think there is such a thing as starting to strut early?
Cracks me up no one watches the clip and continues to post! Funny video though!
Maybe this will help...pretty cool
Yep those little ones. I always thought it was testosterone that caused them to strut and carry on.
Turkeys will strut year around. I’ve seen them strut in the fall.
That’s cool. Thanks for posting.
The video is neat. Don't get to see that every day.
As for the grown ups strutting around already. Here is a gobbler that had his early strutting pay off with a score. Last week, NE PA.