Archive for May 15th, 2013

Monthly Image: Turkey Vulture Visitation

We often see Turkey Vultures circling high overhead in thermals rising from, in these parts, sun-heated asphalt parking lots and roads, always on the alert for roadkill. A trio paused for a rest in the trees out front and I managed to get one mediocre portrait against an overcast sky:

Turkey Vulture in tree

Turkey Vulture in tree

They’re staggeringly ugly up close and awkward on the ground, but graceful in their natural element…