It Seems To Me The Vultures Have Stopped Circling.

F/6.3, 1/60, ISO 400.

Turkey Vultures

What do you call security guards working outside Samsung shops?

Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Turkey Vulture’s distinctive slow, teetering flight style probably helps the bird soar at low altitudes, where it is best able to use its nose to find carrion. At other times they may soar high on thermals and form mixed flocks or kettles. On the ground they move with ungainly hops and are less agile than Black Vultures. Often, especially in the morning, they can be seen standing erect, wings spread in the sun, presumably to warm up, cool off, or dry off. ( )


  1. Never paid attention to vultures till I came to live where I live now! (not too many vultures in L.A., haha)

  2. Turkey vultures are some of the neatest birds! I love to see them soaring on thermals with very few if any wing flapping. And ugly as they are, they serve such a valuable purpose in Nature. Good ground photos are hard to get: you got a great one!

    • Thank you very much, I am glad that you enjoyed it. They are not the most attractive birds but like you said they are very much needed. I really appreciate your feedback and Happy Blogging! 🙂

  3. This is a really great post. I had no idea that turkey vultures were flying low so as to smell for their food. And I loved the “guardians of the galaxy”. Thanks!

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