Saturday, March 24, 2012

Turkey Vultures on a Barn

While out and about this gray, misty morning on an adventure I'll tell you more about soon, we passed a derelict barn that had five huge birds on its roof. Four of them are shown here: turkey vultures, the first we've seen in or near Northfield this year. In season they are quite often seen in the air, with their characteristic V-shaped wing position and tilting-back-and-forth flight pattern as they ride the thermals, but we haven't often seen even one at rest, let alone hanging out with the gang on a Saturday morning.

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