Photo by BarrytheBirder
Today I spotted many Turkey Vultures soaring over different parts of King Township. It was cold (-1C) and blustery but the vultures were taking advantage of the wind, at times, and were gliding over fields and forests with very few wing-beats. I have noticed over the last several years that the Turkey Vultures are arriving earlier each spring and heading south later each fall, which is fine with me as I love to see these birds on the wing. They are great soaring birds but often display what can only be described as a tendency to teeter and totter in their flight paths. They are nevertheless quite agile and often are as interesting to see on the ground, as in the air.
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