PIC: Family of Turkeys Spotted in Claycord

August 17, 2014 8:00 am · 37 comments




Thanks to Nicole for sharing these cute photos of a mother turkey and her children, who were out & about in Claycord.

No dinner or Thanksgiving jokes please.

No Joke August 17, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Two turkeys walk into a bar on Thanksgiving …

pessimist August 17, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Those chicks grew awfully fast.

Mark August 17, 2014 at 8:59 AM

That is so cool.

I saw a bunch of them in the Sun terrace area a while back but have not seen them since.

Silva August 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM

I LOVE that! Those are adorable! Thanks, Nicole!

Krystle August 17, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Awww that’s so cute.

Theyellowranger August 17, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Mayor, nice to see some positive things on claycord! Love it!

paranoid pablito August 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Are ugly-bird jokes acceptable?

Smiling August 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Thanks for sharing positive news here. All we get on broadcast is negativity so sometimes it’s the little things, right?!

Antler August 17, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Mmmmmmmmm…… Not even serious questions about the legality of capturing a few and pen raising them for just a few months maybe?

That's All Folks! August 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Aw shucks, I was gonna make a Thanksgiving joke.

Mr turkeytoyou August 17, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Gobble gobble gobble……..

Anon August 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

These are cute, as apposed to the turkey’s who beg for money with their children then get into their bmws and drive home.

Cowellian August 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

Dr. Jellyfinger® August 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Turkeys can fly, just not too far or too high. They manage to fly up about 20′ into my oak tree & hop onto & off of my roof all the time.

You can’t dump them out of airplanes or helicopters for free turkey giveaways & WKRP Radio promos tho. Oh the humanity!

Marissa August 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Thanks for giving us these pictures, mayor. I won’t grill you on these turkeys.

pessimist August 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM

My French professor once defined a “bat” as a large bird with web-like wings.

Atticus Thraxx August 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM

WKRP In Cincinnati!

Dorothy August 17, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Cute pictures but very glad they don’t come into my area! And yes Cowellian, they do fly for a short distance – like to the top of a 2 story home. Interesting to watch a turkey strut on a roof.

biggus thinkus August 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I’ve seen a few generations come thru my neighborhood over the last few years, starting with one tom and 3 fems, now, we’ve got easily 8+ that go thru our area (off Pt Chicago). Sadly, one of my neighbors wants them “removed” because they mess up her tanbark.
how human. kill them all. (?) sad.

ICameISawIConcord August 17, 2014 at 12:41 PM

That’s nothing…………you should see all the turkeys in Washington D.C!!

Kai August 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM

We recently had mom with 11 turklings in our yard. I would guess they were a day old when I first saw them on a Sunday morning. By Wednesday there were eight. By Friday, five. Didn’t see them for a few days but by then only three. They were about the size of the ones in the picture by then. We haven’t seen them since but it was sad to see how well the other local animals eat when there are baby turkeys around.

Cat Wrangler August 17, 2014 at 12:49 PM

How darling!

DZL August 17, 2014 at 1:53 PM

I do believe these are the same turkeys who’ve made it a habit to spend the night in a nook in our next door neighbors front yard. One of the chicks got separated from the group yesterday and my roommate was decent enough to give it room and board for the evening. His girlfriend reunited them this morning.

capon August 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

That is a very touching story, DZL.

Dr. Jellyfinger® August 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM

I believe this is what Cowellian was referring to……


Cowellian August 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM


Nicole August 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Thanks everyone – the family usually shows up in the morning and evening in Walnut Creek near the Diablo Hills golf course

Marissa August 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Dr. Jellyfinger, I rather enjoy your english sense of humor.

Mee August 17, 2014 at 6:09 PM

At least around here there are hundreds and they can move some earth. Plants. Dirt. Wood chips. And are a huge pain. Ever see the comedy sketch about deer. At first the guy loved seeing them. Awww! WOW! And in one month , HATED THEM!!!!! Compared them to big rats or something.. That is about what happened here. 6 years ago a novelty and cool, now, a huge nuisance and pain in the rear. : (((

Mee August 17, 2014 at 6:10 PM

But I do admit seeing 4 male turkeys in full display in mating season is a sight to see. Amazing creatures really, just wish they did not do so much damage. But we live in what must be turkey heaven.

Silva August 17, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I’m REALLY impressed with the memory power of some of you.

Valorie August 17, 2014 at 7:16 PM

It’s not thanksgiving yet. All of the turkeys go into hiding during the holiday season; my shotgun is ready for a nice fat juicy turkey.

Marianne August 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Leave the turkeys alone!.

alex August 17, 2014 at 9:17 PM

I was attacked by turkeys. Turkeys are not cute, i must eat them!

cOMMONsENSE August 18, 2014 at 2:50 PM

I agree with yellowranger, it is nice to have a “bubblegum” story on Claycord (once in a while). The WKRP reference cracked me up. All of us that got the reference right away are getting old.

bigbry August 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Thats alot of turkey sammiches yummm

Turkey Hunter August 29, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I’m greasing up ol’ suzie for the thanksgiving hunt.

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