[CT Birds] Pheasants

Brian Webster b.webster at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 13 11:50:35 EST 2010

I don't know the average clutch size of Wild Turkeys, but last season the nest in my woods had 12 eggs in it.  There were 3 hens in the territory.... and also a famlily of coyotes.  Only 5 (that I saw) poults made it.



Food for thought....

Brian Webster
Stratford, CT
b.webster at hotmail.com

> From: Angeladimmitt at aol.com
> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:54:24 -0500
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Pheasants
> In England, Hampshire anyway, pheasants are very common - partly because 
> they are stocked for shooting. But as a child back in the 50's, I knew a 
> gamekeeper on a large estate and he would take me for walks in the woods and 
> show me pheasant nests - often with as many as 30 eggs in one. Apparently 
> the hens share nests as well as parenting. I've often wondered if wild 
> turkeys here have communal nests too since you usually see several hens 
> together with their poults. No-one has been able to answer that question. Any 
> thoughts?
> Angela (Dimmitt)
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