Photo by John Bradbury
Turkey Vulture visits backyard birdhouse
My Schomberg birding friends, John and Babs Bradbury, had a surprise visitor this week at one of their birdhouses. A huge Turkey Vulture boldly perched atop a birdhouse normally reserved for much smaller garden-variety songbirds. John was in such a rush to get a photo of the remarkable vulture visit, that he did not take the time to dig out his Nikon, but chose instead to grab a photo, using his phone, and at a distance: hence the poor focus. The moment was captured however, and John and Babs can show the photo, as proof, to possible skeptics. I told John we once had a male Ring-necked Pheasant, in all his glory, perched atop a very small seed feeder in our backyard. Sadly, I did not get a photo, but my wife Linda and I were very suitably impressed with its bravado. Babs and John are very talented painter, by the way, and readers of this blog may see some of their charming work at http://bradburyjb.blogspot.com/.
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