Turkey vulture, taken from a bit north-east of its position, perched on a fence post.
(stoners destroy the rail fence and litter the area with beer cans and dope paraphernalia)
Turkey vulture, cooling itself on a hot and humid morning. He's got some feather damage in the middle of his lower back.
Turkey vulture, north rim of Dimple Dell Pk. Huge birds..
Huge bird, standing there, or soaring over head. They were lethargic this morning. We found two sleeping at the top of a power pole as we went (& returned) from grocery shopping.
Turkey vulture, north rim of Dimple Dell Pk
Turkey vultures aren't the best looking birds, but they're elegant in flight.
That, and other birds aren't upset by their presence: they're clean-up crew.
Turkey vulture, stretching its wings, looking for lift, or simply trying to cool off.
Turkey vulture, at one with the fence post, on the north rim of Dimple Dell Pk.
As I approached the north rim I found a turkey vulture perched where I wanted to be.
As others came down the trail I tried to act like I was photographing the turkey vultures overhead, not wanting to give away the coyote den in plain sight.
Turkey vulture soaring above DDell Park with the Oquirrh Mtns to the west. 26Sept10
One of 6 turkey vultures flying overhead this morning. 4Sept10
The hawk and turkey vulture, flying together, move for move. 4Sept10
The hawk and turkey vulture, flying together. 4Sept10
Cooper's Hawk trailing a Turkey Vulture: they're always together. Well, except when the Cooper's Hawk dives into the park to play w another Cooper's Hawk. 28Aug10
The turkey vulture and the hawk. Perhaps the hawk flies with the vulture to poach some of its findings? 28Aug10
Turkey Vulture, Below Lone Peak