They’re back!

I saw them from my kitchen window and reached for my camera.

Two, and then three, were on the ground right across the street from the house. At first, I thought I was seeing turkeys coming close to the house.

I was wrong. These are not turkeys, well not exactly.

This is a Turkey Vulture!

These birds return to this area the way swallows return to Capistrano, well almost, pretty close to the same date every year.

With a huge wingspan, these birds are fun to watch as they ride the thermal winds, looking for carrion to eat.

But don’t be afraid, though they aren’t the prettiest bird in the neighborhood, they won’t hurt you or your pet. They prefer roadkill.

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