Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wild Birds - Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture, Turkey Buzzard, buzzard, vulture - no matter the name these scavengers do their job even with a face some say only a mother could love. Coming home from the grocery store this week I rounded a turn and scared this guy from his afternoon road kill. He flew to a nearby tree and posed for me. He wasn't about to go very far from his meal ticket just because I wanted a photo!

Linking to Wild Birds with Stewart

23 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

They are dgood at their job of cleanning up bit not a pretty bird.

Mersad said...

Good thing he posed for you.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Super shot. The feathers are lovely - and in flight these are some of the most magnificent birds. Plus they do keep the area nice and tidy.

TexWisGirl said...

great shot!! love these guys!

Karen said...

A great shot! I don't find these guys so ugly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess!

Silver Parrot said...

Every day on my drive home I see at least 3 soaring above the canyon - never get an opportunity for a shot of them, though, so glad to see there's one out there willing to pose!

eileeninmd said...

I think they are cool birds, Great shot, Carletta!

mick said...

Great photo. I hope the bird was able to go back to its meal after you left.

Rose said...

You sure got a good one of him! I am always afraid we are going to hit one...sometimes they wait for the last minute to fly up.

Red said...

...and you got a very nice photo. Yes, he/she did pose for you.

bailey-road.com said...

What a great shot. I think they're beautiful in flight.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Those uggy faces...but yes they do serve a purpose to us humans.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yep, homely critters, but they do an important job. And your turkey 'buzzards' are somehow better looking than the black-headed ones we have here. I still like them though, because they do a good job of what they do -- and besides they are pretty to watch when they soar. (Although Bill always reminds me to move a little bit, so ....)

Rajesh said...

Great shot of the vulture.

Neal said...

That's a great shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, a face only a mother could love! But they do clean up a lot of messes for us, don't they?

Chris Rohrer said...

Nature's natural waste cleanup. Such cool birds.

Marie C said...

Great photo, Carletta! Thanks for clearing up for me that all those names are for the same bird!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The composition is superb Carletta

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very well photographed, so beautiful!

Ida said...

Cool capture - I agree about the face only a mother could love.

Stewart M said...

They are not a great looking bird - but I do rather like them!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (airport)

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