While I don’t always get the chance to enter the awesome Feathered Friends Show Me A Photo contests, I always check out the theme for the week. When I saw the theme for last week’s was Mating Birds (and saw some of the amazing entries) I had to laugh, because I couldn’t remember, even in all the years of bird watching, ever seeing them in action (pun most definitely included). This week’s Wings was going to be an easy one for me, but – I kid you not – while I was searching on my computer, I was interrupted by Turkey Vultures in love! 😂
To set the scene – as I said, I was at my computer mid morning on Wednesday (April 14th) looking through my photo archives for some shots featuring wings, while hubby was sitting on our bed chatting with me. As usual, our cat and dog were also on the bed, being their usual adorable selves.
At one point, my husband said something along the lines of, “awww look how cute he is” in reference to either Sandy or Freddie and I turned to look. And spotted a huge mass of feathers out on a rock at the edge of our yard, moving in a weird way. It took my brain a half second to realize it was a pair of turkey vultures celebrating the change of season!
I grabbed my camera & tripod and managed to get a bunch of pictures (and a short video – sorry though, it’s not NSFW) both through the window as well as a few when I went outside. Since the vultures were kind enough to also show off their wings for me, they saved me from having to look for photos for my entry!
Turkey Vultures in love & spreading their wings
This is a short, somewhat shaky video (as I said, my camera was on my tripod, but I still had my hand on the camera to turn the video on & off, so my slightly tremoring hand didn’t do me any favors. I also stripped teh sound from it since they weren’t making any noise & all you could hear was the sound of the space heater running under our bedroom window.
I hope you enjoyed my photos of these Turkey Vultures in love & spreading their wings
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