For 2sDay I’m sharing some photos of two turkey vultures that was saw on the roof of an old barn along our road. It was a sunny morning as we were driving home and the vultures were just coming in to land on the roof. We were able to pull over to the side of the road and get some fantastic photos. It pays to always take the camera when we go out.
I love the lightening rods on the roof of the barn.
At first only one of the vultures or buzzards had its wings spread. They can sit for hours with their wings like this just warming themselves.
A group of vultures is called a committee. I don’t think two makes a committee.
Then both of them stretched out their wings to enjoy the sun. The wing span is about 6 feet or 2 meters. These are scavenger birds that get their name as it resembles a wild turkey, especially the head.
Their head is bald so bits of dead meat or carrion doesn’t stick to the feathers. Not the prettiest of birds.
We usually see a pair of these turkey vultures flying over the fields looking for food. Years ago we saw them on the side of the road but I wasn’t quick enough to capture a photo of them. They were probably after some road kill.
ABC Wednesday is up toT. T for turkey vultures.
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