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 […]
Flock of wild turkey poults takes a stroll in Berkeley
Wild turkeys take a stroll down Cornell Ave. in Berkeley on July 13. Photo: Neil Mishalov 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 […]
The wild turkeys of Berkeley: Out and about again
This flock of wild turkeys was spotted at around 8:45 am on Thursday on San Pablo at Marin. Photo: Ty Alper 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 […]
Gobble gobble: Turkeys roam streets of Berkeley, Albany
A flock of turkeys roams the streets of Albany on Thursday. Photo: Neil Mishalov 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 […]
Why did the wild turkey chicks cross the road?
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 […]
Not Thanksgiving yet
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.