Nov. 30 will be an anniversary of sorts — exactly one year since Alameda Patch began documenting the Island's wild turkeys in photos. Since then readers have generously shared their pictures of turkeys here, there and everywhere in the city.
It's been a while, though, since new turkey sightings were reported. Perhaps our local turkeys summered elsewhere and will return for Thanksgiving? (Brave birds!)
Update Patch's portfolio of Meleagris gallopavo (the scientific name of California's wild turkeys) by sharing your photographs. Just click on the "Submit photos and video" button and follow the simple instructions.
You can also add your turkey comments, tidbits of turkey lore and groaner turkey jokes in the comments sections.
Meanwhile, here's a look back at at the birds who strolled and flew through Alameda in the past year:
Turkey Sighting: The One That Got Away. A wild turkey trots through the Marina Village Shopping Center.
Turkey in the Crosswalk. Patch columnist Alice Lewis says even the wild turkeys in Alameda are well-behaved.
Alameda Turkeys: Reader Photo Submissions. A compendium of turkey sightings.
Reader Photo: Turkeys Low on Cash. Wild turkey meets South Shore ATM.
And for more about the Bay Area's wild turkeys:
Feeding Wild Turkeys Will Bring Problems Homes to Roost. The California Department of Fish and Game offers turkey tips. Here's one — if you meet a turkey in the rain and it won't give up the right-of-way, approach it with your umbrella open and extended in front of you.
Wild Neighbors: The Wild Turkey: Threat or Menace? Not everyone loves a wild turkey. The Berkeley Daily Planet discusses the controversy.
Give Thanks for Wild Turkeys. KQED Quest talks turkey.
Wild Turkey: A Native California Bird? If you really, really care whether California's wild turkeys are introduced or originally had their roots in the state.