I found a hen turkey skulking through the tall weeds in the backyard. She was tending a small brood of four or five half-grown chicks, which were too small to be seen through all the leaves. I tried following them, hoping for a clearing where I could get a better shot of the hen and her offspring, but the chicks got nervous and took off for the trees.
By seeking protection in trees, these chicks are safer now from mammalian predators, but might still be vulnerable to avian ones. They certainly aren’t skillful flyers, crashing into the vegetation, rather than gracefully landing on a branch. But at least they can get airborne.