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Wordless Wednesday (Turkey Vulture)

Turkey Vulture
Do they watch us or do we watch them?

23 responses

  1. Oooh! I love turkey vultures!

    19 September 2007 at 4:48 pm

  2. Good question Tom! What a wonderful photo!

    19 September 2007 at 5:37 pm

  3. Beautiful!

    19 September 2007 at 6:22 pm

  4. Now there’s a bird that knows how to glide, ride a current, circle endlessly, and cast a beautiful shadow.

    19 September 2007 at 7:27 pm

  5. These birds are so beautiful in the air and so caricature-like close up. I enjoy watching them.

    19 September 2007 at 8:08 pm

  6. They watch us, so keep moving and don’t lay down!

    19 September 2007 at 8:32 pm

  7. @ Lynne – aren’t they great?
    @ Pam – thanks
    @ Wren – thanks
    @ Robin – they sure do and I love watching them kettle together!
    @ Ruth – thanks and this guy flew right over me but couldn’t focus the camera quick enough!
    @ Zen – if you do lay down and pretend your dead, they will swoop down and strike you (to see if your dead)!

    19 September 2007 at 8:56 pm

  8. I think they watch us first. Then we notice them…

    19 September 2007 at 8:57 pm

  9. At the Spring calving season I have seen as many as 40 turkey vultures, doing what they do best, cleaning up the carion. ( On this occasion the after births).

    19 September 2007 at 8:58 pm

  10. I love the TVs also! They soar so beautifully and this time of year I’m seeing several at a time–very fun to watch.

    19 September 2007 at 9:35 pm

  11. I am glad that I’m not alone when it comes to thinking this Bird is neat.My first encounter was inthe Painted Desert in 1978. Not knowing much and kicking stones over the side of a Canyon. Within minutes the sky thickened with TeeVee’s and I soon became a little Panic Stricken!:)

    They are Cool Birds!

    19 September 2007 at 10:37 pm

  12. Are you serious about not laying down Tom? When I was a kid my older brother always did that to me, he told me to lay real still to see if the buzzards would come down, and if I didn’t he would beat me up. I would usually just get up and out run my brother 🙂

    19 September 2007 at 11:52 pm

  13. If we’ve been out hiking all day, maybe they smell us! 🙂

    19 September 2007 at 11:52 pm

  14. Both. ~nita~

    20 September 2007 at 12:06 am

  15. Wonderful photo..I am enjoying my visits here!

    20 September 2007 at 6:49 am

  16. @ mary – sounds just right to me!
    @ Philip – they are fun to watch when they end up in those numbers! very cool!
    @ ruthie – I two love watching them in their V formation.
    @ garth – I think everyone loves watching these guys! thanks!
    @ Bernie – you never stuck around to see if they buzzards didn’t land next to you? you could have then jumped at them and scared the daylights out of them!
    @ veery – just maybe! LOL
    @ nita – LOL – I agree!
    @ Naturegirl – thanks and glad you are enjoying yourself!

    20 September 2007 at 8:18 am

  17. Yes 🙂

    20 September 2007 at 12:59 pm

  18. Both

    20 September 2007 at 2:50 pm

  19. I think we watch each other, but they are the only ones that can fly.

    20 September 2007 at 6:55 pm

  20. oooh, I love how you got the red on the beak.

    20 September 2007 at 10:05 pm

  21. Grace

    Wonder if you lay real still if you could get a video of them landing all around you.

    21 September 2007 at 10:55 pm

  22. I’ve trained my daughters, when they see a TV, to say, “Vulture! Look alive!” But since Lorelei has trouble with her “L’s” and “R’s”, it comes out, “Vuchtoo! Wook awive!”

    22 September 2007 at 12:24 am

  23. @ Adam – 🙂
    @ nouveaufauves – 🙂
    @ Larry – I so agree!
    @ Barb – thanks and the red in the head is the best part!
    @ Grace – will have to try one day!
    @ Susan – soo cute that they say that! Vuchtoo Wook awive! Is a better way of saying it!

    22 September 2007 at 2:23 pm

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