Turkey Vultures, Waiting

Turkey Vultures .

They are sitting at the playground and picnic area of Alum Creek Dam Park in Ohio. Although I’ve returned home to the Burgh I wanted to post these photos. They look a bit ominous to me.

On the swing set
The garbage can
Atop the picnic shelter
On the roof

Turkey Vultures Wait for Breakfast in Hardy VA

At night I waited for the moonrise and the cloud cover was thick and the air cold. During the day we attempted the 4 kids-simultaneous-smiles for the Christmas card.  There were the miniature horses in the field next door, sunlight streaming through their visible breath and the late afternoon light on  the stunning flowering pears holding onto their golden and scarlet leaves, then releasing them when the wind blew.  But I went out in my robe and clogs in the mid-thirties to catch the flock of Turkey Vultures (I had been calling them buzzards until I looked them up) as they circled and waited in the trees. Fascinating- a bit repugnant at the same time.

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