Turkey Talk: Fowl’s
A Familiar Face

When cardinals and sparrows are away, turkeys come out to play—and take over Bergen County bird feeders.
3 Turkey Talk
Photo courtesy of @jdfriedmd


We’re still enjoying summer, but some of us are already talking turkeys. That’s because flocks of wild turkeys have become frequent visitors to homes across Bergen County. The more territorial toms have been known to terrorize neighborhoods, but the majority are just out to do their own thing. One turkey has become a familiar sight for Woodcliff Lake resident Jeffrey Friedlander, who over the past week posted photos of the fowl that has gone afoul—it’s even climbed onto the patio railing and gone after the bird feeder. “It’s ba-a-ack…,” Friedlander playfully captioned this photo, which was taken one day after he saw the fowl frolicking with a deer in his yard. Just call him the animal whisperer. For more of what’s going on around Bergen County, follow us on Instagram @bergenmagnj.

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