3 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Turkey Vulture

  1. Interesting shot. But I do have to admit that I think these are one of the ugliest birds I have ever seen. The first few times I saw them circling over my house (we have many in our area) I thought they were hawks, until I saw the head!

    Bald and red and well, eewww! Hairless, I read – so they can move in and out of the cavity of whatever creature they are devouring, more easily. I have now learned to discern between the two birds in flight as the vulture has the silver under wings when soaring above.

    I had one in a tree in our back yard once that I tried to get some shots of. They didn’t turn out real great – but I did get the red head …

    http://www.composition-life.blogspot.com/2009/10/turkey-vulture.html

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