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Apr 3, 2013

Vultures return sooner ~ leave later

 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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