What a Turkey!

What a turkey!
And, no, I’m not talking about a politician … right now, anyway!

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This parent and baby decided to take a stroll through my backyard this afternoon.

Many people think of Salem as a city, but here in my yard we have a wild life refuge. We have birds. Lots of them, and a wide variety, including: Baltimore orioles, cardinals, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, goldfinch, hairy woodpeckers, house finch, hummingbirds, mourning dove, nuthatch, rose-breasted grosbeaks, sparrows, tufted titmouse. (And most of these I’ve seen while I’ve been writing this.)

We do discourage the crows, grackles and starlings. But we  get excited when we have a pileated woodpecker at the suet feeder and a hawk on the deck. And there have been a number of turkeys, including this turkey.

We often see bunnies and a hedgehog, chipmunks and (way too many!) red and grey squirrels. We have seen fox and deer here in our yard, too. We have wildflowers, and, if you look closely, you can see that our wildlife includes way too much poison ivy, too!

I love living in Salem. It’s a great place to live! I enjoy serving on Salem’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. And I look forward to being elected in November to serve the Town of Salem in Concord as one of our nine State Reps.

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