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Turkey Vulture
This bird was sitting by the side of the road when we came around the corner.
It has a wingspan of about six feet. It's a big bird.

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desainmeTurkey Vulture

desainme

Voted 10/10

Seems to match the underside color pattern of your bird. Wingspan 68in to 72in.
Posted Apr 15, 2009 12:28 am

MarcsoltanRe: Turkey Vulture

Marcsoltan

Hasn't voted

Thanks so much. I'll change the caption.


Posted Apr 15, 2009 12:32 am

silversummitSee them all the time

silversummit

Voted 10/10

and they congregate in huge numbers around our neighborhood (semi-rural). They like the old, tall trees in our neighborhood and I worry about the safety of kittens and rabbits! Wish they would aim for a few groundhogs destroying my yard though!
Posted Apr 15, 2009 7:31 pm

MarcsoltanRe: See them all the time

Marcsoltan

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No worries Kathy. I'm coming over with my shot gun.
Just kidding, I don't have one. I'm sorry your vultures are a concern, but they sure are impressive while flying.
Posted Apr 15, 2009 9:36 pm

lcarreauRe: See them all the time

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

I frequently see them flying circles over the
desert.

I'm not a buzzard expert, but I don't think
Kathy has to worry. They're strictly scavengers, and only eat things that are already DEAD, such as road kill and such.

Who wants anchovies on their road pizza ???
: )))
Posted Apr 15, 2009 10:37 pm

silversummitRe: See them all the time

silversummit

Voted 10/10

Thanks Larry! I don't really worry. They are impressive creatures when they are flying.

And save the anchovies for my husband; he's the big fan in our house!
Posted Apr 16, 2009 9:25 pm

silversummitRe: See them all the time

silversummit

Voted 10/10

Marc - I only worry about the little kittens and critters around here but you're right; the vultures like things that aren't moving anymore yet they circle endlessly here.

And I agree about the beauty; at a distance they are such graceful flyers. They remind me of eagles!)

(You're still welcome to come over and git a few groundhogs though anytime!!!
Posted Apr 16, 2009 9:32 pm

lcarreauRe: See them all the time

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Kathy, are you sure you haven't been watching
too many CADDYSHACK reruns ???
Posted Apr 16, 2009 11:05 pm

MarcsoltanRe: See them all the time

Marcsoltan

Hasn't voted

Hahaha, Caddy Shack.... Rodney Dangerfield, funny guy.
Posted Apr 16, 2009 11:24 pm

lcarreauRe: See them all the time

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

And, let's not forget about the gopher.

Geez, how did we digress? Kathy ??? : ))
Posted Apr 17, 2009 12:12 am

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on Apr 15, 2009 12:05 am

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Object Title: Turkey Vulture

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