Montana Outdoors

June 24, 2010

Who are they?

Filed under: Birds, Montana — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:34 pm

Their camo is excellent,

Wild turkey chicks

and they have very big feet!

Wild turkey chicks



  1. if i didn’t know better i would have said a roadrunner…beep beep =o)


    Comment by Sandy — June 25, 2010 @ 12:52 am

    • That one in the second photo does remind me of a roadrunner.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 8:15 am

  2. I was actually right! They’re cute. Mama has a huuuuge body.


    Comment by Candace — June 25, 2010 @ 12:56 am

    • This mother is not even a really large one except compared to the chicks. Her husband is half again as big!


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 8:18 am

  3. Aren’t they the cutest! Amazing you got these shots as wild turkeys can be so skittish.


    Comment by Anna — June 25, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    • This hen has been visiting our yard for awhile now and just started bringing her chicks. She has been pretty friendly but now is more cautious.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 8:20 am

  4. I knew, since I am always chasing the little darlings out of my garden!
    Good closeup shots.


    Comment by sandy — June 25, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    • We are just starting our garden but I can imagine what they can do there! We’ll be planting in the next couple of days and I’m putting up a 7 ft deer fence that might keep these guys out too, although they can certainly fly over it if they wish. That might get interesting.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 8:23 am

  5. Hmmm – interesting creatures with feet to grow into??

    Thanks for the bday wishes!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — June 25, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    • I guess they start growing from the ground up. We watched two families last year and it’s amazing how fast they grow.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

  6. Haven’t seen any little ones this year but did have a very curious turkey hang out as I BBQ’d one day last month.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — June 25, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    • These are the only little ones we’ve seen so far. I hope they do well!


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

  7. How cool. They are so funny looking, but really CUTE!


    Comment by songofthewolf — June 25, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    • They’ll stay cute for another month or so, then start looking like turkeys. We were surprised to see them.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

  8. Well hidden in plain sight.


    Comment by knightofswords — June 25, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    • They sure are. They would be un-noticed if they didn’t move.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

  9. I guessed turkeys! Cute little boogers!


    Comment by Barbara — June 25, 2010 @ 11:03 am

    • Good guess! We were pleased that the hen brought them to visit, as though she was showing them off.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

  10. Cute! They do have big feet!! Like the link answer. 🙂 Love you!


    Comment by Juls — June 25, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

  11. Oh they are adorable! Faces only their mother could love! Fun post!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — June 25, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    • These are well feathered out already. I wish we could have seen them in their “fluff” stage too.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

  12. what fun! cute pictures!


    Comment by silken — June 25, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    • The last few days we’ve seen some new fawns too and talk about cute!


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

  13. Baby birds are never very cute… these are an exception!


    Comment by kcjewel — June 27, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

    • They are fun. Today they were playing in some tall grass like any other children.


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

  14. Little turkeys are so cute. I’d never seen them before this year. Yesterday evening I was working in my garden and watch a mama and three babies fly from branch to branch in one of the tall pine trees looking for the perfect place to roost for the night.


    Comment by kateri — June 28, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    • That’s really cool! I’ve seen them fly but I’ve never had a chance to see them roost. The babies are really good flyers!


      Comment by montucky — June 28, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

  15. Yep, I said “turkey chicks.” How do I know this, never having set eyes on a live turkey let alone its chicks? From a photo my sister gave me of some turkey chicks being admired by one of her dogs!


    Comment by absurdoldbird — June 29, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    • Late last summer two hens and eight chicks started coming into our yard and we put cracked corn out for them all winter, but the chicks were the size of soccer balls when we first saw them. These were very small and great fliers when they came and we didn’t recognize them at first glance.


      Comment by montucky — June 29, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

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