Archive for September 21st, 2013

Turkey Vultures Afield

We don’t often see Turkey Vultures on the ground, so this gathering was unusual:

Turkey vultures on the ground

Turkey vultures on the ground

The depression in the grass suggests something keeled over right there; perhaps they’re rummaging around for leftovers. Although they’re totally graceless on foot, it works well enough for them.

There were two vultures on posts when I stopped, but one joined the ground party before I could deploy the camera. The other bird kept a close eye on me throughout the proceedings:

Turkey vulture on fence post

Turkey vulture on fence post

Look alive!

Pix from the Canon SX230HS, zoomed to its optical limit, and certainly not prizewinners…

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