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Mike B 19-Dec-22
From: Mike B
He took off from my feeder. Big Tom with nice spurs. Truth is on my phone I could barely make him out against the water backgound. After posting he is much more visible. Not so much of a "Can you see it" moment.
Now who can tell me this. I just started feeding two days ago. I have not seen a turkey close to the house in over a month although we have lots of them around. How do you think they found it so fast. Since turkeys don't have much of a sense of smell I am thinking that they saw all the other birds flying in and out of the feeder and followed them.
I would agree Starfire, I'm guessing they are no strangers to feeders in your neck of the woods and know the signs to look for.
Animals just know. We were feeding deer one winter when I first bought this place, and throwing corn on the ground close to my pond. In two days a pair of woodies landed on the pond and walked up to feed on the corn. The next day a dozen or more were there. The corn was up on top of a hill fifty yards from the pond. No way they could see it from the water.