Monday, March 26, 2018

Turkey Vulture in Flight

I spooked this fellow off a rest in the grass, and he soared very low over me a few times afterwards.

Turkey vultures are not great fliers, preferring to soar on thermals in order to conserve energy. When it is cold in the early morning, as it was yesterday, there is not much lift and so they tend to roost and only flap upward as far as they need to in order to get out of danger.

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