All birds great and small…

Summer is winding down now, but we still sit outside with a glass of rosé in the evening. Last night George was joined by a large flock of wild turkeys, four females and all their little ones, maybe twenty in all. They practice communal childcare, very sensible.

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At the same time, on the scarlet honeysuckle growing beside our porch, was our smallest bird, a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. An adult weighs about 3.8g.

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A fully grown male wild turkey can weigh up to 14Kg. That is as much as 3500 hummingbirds.

 

3 thoughts on “All birds great and small…”

  1. Have you noticed Moira, that the males have left? I only have females and young ones here. I I I I I believe the males leave first. They are the first to arrive in the Spring. Love your Eyes On The Wild..keep it up! Pam

    “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” Bob Dylan

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