Newest Sumner Hill Residents: Turkeys Moving In?

Turkeys are not a common sight in Jamaica Plain. They’re more of a Brookline thing. But several turkeys were seen the other day in Sumner Hill.

Turkeys were seen in Sumner Hill in Jamaica Plain in August 2016.

Rita Lee (Via Karla Vallance)

Turkeys were seen in Sumner Hill in Jamaica Plain in August 2016.

Jamaica Plain News reader Karla Vallance shared the above photo from neighbor Rita Lee on JP News’ Facebook page on August 8.

It looks like there were two adults and one baby, also known as a poult or chick. The young families just keep on moving into Jamaica Plain.

  • Moss Hill

    FYI turkeys are quite common in JP. I’ve been seeing them here on a regular basis for more than ten years. I wonder on what you base your statement that they’re not a common sight.

    • JamaicaPlainNews

      Thanks, Moss Hill. One of our co-publishers has lived here 15 years and another for eight years. The observation that turkeys aren’t common here like they are in Brookline is personal experience of both. Of course we can’t be everywhere. Where do you tend to see them?

      • silverccl

        One might see wild turkeys along The Jamaicaway, having perhaps drifted down from The Arboretum, or over along Forest Hills Street, among other spots.