Reader Emily Liggett was driving down Delmar Street toward 62nd Terrace yesterday when she spotted a large bird perched on a fence. She snapped a couple of photos and sent them our way:
“Is it a turkey? Hawk?” Liggett wrote. “I have lived in Chicago for the past 9 years, so maybe the turkeys have moved in while I was gone?”
A look in “The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hotspots” suggests it’s either a wild turkey or a turkey vulture. And we actually had a guy who lives a block south of the Village Shops send us a message a couple of months ago saying he’d seen a similar sight, but we couldn’t open up the video he took.
So, anyone know anything about a resurgence of turkeys or turkey-esque birds in our fair city?