Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My camera went on vacation without me, my daughter took it and wouldn't you know, last evening, I was just a few feet away from a Turkey Vulture sitting on a fencepost.
Since I don't have my camera, these pictures were taken by a local person in the same area. His website is: http://www.andytheflyguy.ca/pages/wildlife.htm Thank you Andy for the pictures.
It's kind of exciting because I didn't even know these birds were here until this spring when I saw huge black birds circling above the hills and I was high enough to see what they were.
After some online investigation, I discovered that we do have what the old western movies used to call "buzzards".
But if you check out this link below, apparently http://vulturesociety.homestead.com/TVFacts.html#anchor_13248 buzzard is not used correctly when referring to Turkey Vultures.