Friday, January 12

Friday Bird Blogging: Turkey Vulture

The turkey vulture can easily be mistaken for a juvenile eagle in flight-- the bright pink head is not nearly as visible, and the wings are broad and black, but if you are in Vermont or New Hampshire and see a group of very large black birds in flight that's larger than a pair, you've likely seen a group of turkey vultures (I've seen people mistake these for a variety of raptors).

Even though these birds are scavengers, I find them fascinating to watch. They'll fly in circles, hunting for long periods, before descending on an area to feed. I rarely see them as solitary birds.

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