Some days have a sort of strange synchronicity. Yesterday morning, when I arose, I spotted 4 or 5 wild turkeys in our back yard. I stood there watching them for a few moments as they slowly walked through the bushes to my neighbor’s yard. I usually see them on our property about 2 or 3 times a year.
Later that day, I was sitting in the den when I spotted a couple of large birds landing on the roof top of my across-the-road neighbor’s house. I grabbed my camera and quietly made my way out on to the porch.
This is a shot of the roof top of the two-story house.
There was another bird hovering in the tree.
How about a closer look?
Turkey Vultures. Soon after this picture was taken, one swooped down to the ground. Then the other followed. The third guy kept watch from the tree.
They eat carrion and I smelled skunk last night and again today… so maybe that’s what they were feasting on.
I don’t want to know.
I did a little research. They are non-aggressive, fairly gentle birds. They come up this way in the spring, which explains why I don’t see them all that often. I was really lucky to get this shot.
Wild Turkeys and Turkey Vultures. All in one day.