Monday, June 17, 2013

Wild Birds: Turkey Vulture

This week it seemed as if I was being followed by Turkey Vultures. When we leave our home to go out shopping we must travel a two lane country road. This first shot was taken in a neighbor's nearby field. As we watched we could see about seven vultures in the field. This was my best shot in the hazy conditions of the day.

On Sunday I was driving to visit my stepdad for Father's Day when I came across another vulture in the middle of another rural road. I grabbed the camera in time to capture him as he flew.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

39 comments:

Linda said...

What a treat, Carletta! Living in a big city like Montreal this is something I have never seen! Lovely photos; thank you so much for sharing.

Jeanne said...

Nice pictures. They are interesting birds aren't they!

Leave It To Davis said...

great job capturing him in flight!

diane b said...

Great shots of these magnificent birds. The first one looks like a painting.

TexWisGirl said...

i love these guys. the perch in the first is perfect!!! :)

Red said...

I'll say one thing...you can grab your camera in a hurry to get a shot of the turkey vulture flying.

Frank said...

Very nice flight shot Carletta of a species we don't have in the UK.

HansHB said...

A great flight-shot!
Well done!

Gary said...

We're all seeing them!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

good captures of the turkey vulture ... we see them overhead here all the time but never close enough to get a photo

Phil said...

Imagine Turkey Vultures being so common. I know they are in parts of Canada but It's good to know they are doing well and finding lots of food.

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and a nice bird.

mick said...

Great photos of very interesting birds.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fantastic images...love the one of 'him' in flight!

eileeninmd said...

I think the vultures are cool birds. great shots, I especially love the last shot.

Karen said...

I like the look of vultures. Terrific captures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just so long as you keep moving when they see you ;>)....they do a good job of what they're meant to do.

JunieRose2005 said...

Both of these shots are really good ones!!

Rajesh said...

Too good shots of the bird.

wilbo43 said...

Very well captured! Birds are very hard to photograph, especially on the wing as they're so quick. Well done.

Arija said...

Are they mistaking you for a turkey or just in love with your blond locks? Nice shots.

Carole M. said...

great to see your vultures

prairiebirder said...

Turkey Vultures are so cool! Great photos!

i stora drag said...

Great photos, Carletta!
But for me this bird looks really strange, because we don't see them in Sweden.
Greetings Pia

Betty Manousos said...

hi carletta,

enjoyed seeing your photos of the vultures.
what a brilliant series!

have a great day!:))

Andrea said...

I love the Turkey Vulture and your first perch picture is a classic. The flight picture is good as well. Lucky you to be able to get so close ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots Carletta, love them both.

Wishing you a great day,
Denise
An English Girl Rambles

Nicki said...

Excellent captures.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the photo of the flying vulture.

Terri said...

Two great shots, but I love the first one!

Karen Frost said...

Great photos, Carletta! We have them here, but I rarely see them up close like that. Good detail. I love their wobbly soaring. xo

imac said...

Really great captures.

bailey-road.com said...

Great shot of the vulture perched in the dead tree.

Neil said...

Great shots.

Brian King said...

I love vultures! Fantastic perch in the first photo!

Stewart M said...

This is a bird that needs a bit of help with its PR! I saw them when I was in the USA - I rather like their lumpy appearance!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE the top photo. Wonderful!

darlin said...

Excellent captures Carletta, I love the first one!

Cheers

Rose said...

These are wonderful!