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Monthly Image: Turkey Vulture Sunning

This must feel soooo good:

Turkey Vulture atop utility pole - alert

Turkey Vulture atop utility pole – alert

Just close your eyes and soak up the warmth of the sun:

Turkey Vulture atop utility pole - snoozing

Turkey Vulture atop utility pole – snoozing

Turkey vultures look imposing, even with all that flight hardware tucked away:

Turkey Vulture on branch

Turkey Vulture on branch

However, I think this is a low-status bird, because those splashes on the left wing look a lot like bird crap…

Taken with the DSC-H5, zoomed all the way tight with the 1.7× teleadapter, handheld on a lovely sunny day.

Update: Because I write these posts a few days in advance of their appearance, I didn’t know yesterday’s weather would look like this:

Driveway clearing - 2017-03-14

Driveway clearing – 2017-03-14

That’s a screenshot from a Raspberry Pi streaming camera I set up so a friend in North Carolina could gloat.

I suppose the vultures huddle in a tree, as do the turkeys, and await better flying conditions.

Enjoy the sun while it shines!

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  1. #1 by TravelingServiceMan on 2017-03-15 - 08:38

    Can you describe the streaming cam a bit? How are you maintaining security in the wilds of the Internet? Just curious!

    • #2 by Ed on 2017-03-15 - 10:05

      I’ll write that up in a bit, but it’s just a V2 Pi camera and the streameye program.

      The router passes a one-port pinhole to the Pi, which sits on the guest network with no access to the rest of the in-house LAN. Not ironclad security, but I think it’s good enough.

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