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Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Fine looking Bird
The fogginess comes from the fact that I took this through my front windshield. There has been no cropping.
He looks a bit like a college professor I once had.
Alright, I'll admit, Turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) are prettier in the air.  No other local bird can compete for grace, agility and skill when a Turkey vulture is airborn.
As an inept birder I appreciate that they are easy to identify. 

Vultures rock!
Be sure to look inside the vulture book to see the nice pictures and poetry. 


Jane said...

I often see big black bird flying, but I cant tell from the ground if it is a hawk or turkey vulture. I never see them on the ground. Looks very similar to your flying shots.

Beyond My Garden said...

Jane, if it rocks when flying it is a vulture. They are so skilled and well-made that they only need that slight adjustment to catch the wind current. Hawks don't rock. I' m pretty sure about that.

EG Wow said...

Yes, definitely better looking in the air. :)) They are wonderful birds as they help clean up the environment.

Cynthia White said...

Great shots:)