Got Photos? Stories? Turkeys Take Over Town
The turkeys are back in town. Have you seen them?
Cinnaminson resident Jennifer Robinson emailed Cinnaminson Patch earlier this week with pictures of turkeys that have been making appearances near Jackson Street, off Cinnaminson Avenue, near Deli Plus.
Last week, Robinson said she saw them running across Cinnaminson Avenue.
Click to the right to see Robinson's pictures and to add your own.
In November of last year, we featured a story about more than a dozen turkeys that called Howard Street and Bank Avenue in Riverton their home if you drove by early in the morning.
On our Facebook page, several residents said they've seen the turkeys in Cinnaminson lately. One user said there was a family of turkeys living on Broadwood Avenue, near Villinger Avenue.
Another user said there were more than a dozen in the Sweetwater development by the old Acme.
Other areas our Facebook followers said they saw turkeys are in East Riverton, near Cinnaminson High School near Fairfax Drive and more.
According to Pete Dunne, chief communications officer for the Cape May Bird Observatory, the wild turkeys like to sleep in trees—preferably oak trees. Dunne also said during autumn, the birds’ diet switches to seeds and acorns, which are presently scattered among local lawns and walkways, making it the perfect stomping grounds for the feathered beasts.
Wild turkeys stand nearly 4 feet with wingspans of 5 feet, have powerful legs and can run 20-25 mph and can fly up to 55 mph—in contrast to the nonflying farm-raised turkeys.
Do you have any photos of turkeys? Any other areas you see them in Cinnaminson, Palmyra or Riverton? Upload your photos or videos and leave comments below.