Wild turkeys are part and parcel of daily life in the city of Berkeley. Berkeleyside receives regular updates from our readers of sightings. Sometimes the birds come in pairs, sometimes in large flocks — rarely alone. And, it seems, there is nowhere they will not deign to roam. This past week we have received photos […]
Berkeleyside’s wild turkey watch continues. According to Neil Mishalov, who took this photo, we see here a mature female turkey taking a flock of turkey poults on a feeding expedition on Cornell Avenue near Hopkins Street on Saturday, July 13. Unless we’re mistaken, there are at least 14 baby turkeys taking a stroll here. That’s […]
Is it our imagination, or are the wild turkeys of Berkeley becoming bigger and more prevalent? It was only a couple of weeks ago that we reported on two clusters of the fabulous fowl roaming the streets of Berkeley and Albany. And yesterday a photograph of a group of them happily exploring someone’s roof crossed our […]
Perhaps buoyed by the passing of Thanksgiving and Christmas — not that the wild variety is often to be found on the plate — turkeys are making their presence known on the residential streets of Berkeley and Albany. The photo above was taken yesterday afternoon on Stannage Avenue near Dartmouth Street and shows more than a […]
Berkeleyside intern Emily Gordis was walking on Del Mar Avenue in the Berkeley hills when she caught sight of this wild turkey and her two chicks sauntering across the street. How adorable is that? Update 11.46: Emily sends in the shot below, taken shortly after the one above, which shows just how accommodating our city […]
I’m worried about my kids crossing Ashby at Pine Avenue in the Elmwood. But a wild turkey just ambled placidly down my street and crossed without so much as a by your leave.