|Alert Mature Gobbler Pauses As He Moves Through Woodlands|
Thursday, May 6, 2010
While we had a severe winter this year, it did break early and spring seemed to arrive earlier than usual. As a result the turkey mating season began early, at least in my area, and is now winding down. It was common to hear several gobblers each morning just a short time ago, but now gobbling is very sporadic and one can easily spend a morning outdoors without hearing any gobbling at all.
It was common to see the birds strutting and courting only a week or so ago, but now it is rare. They are more likely to be seen feeding or moving about. If they do strut or gobble, it seems that the action does not last long, before they lose interest and return to feeding.