These guys won't win any beauty contests for their faces,but they are magnificent in flight.I rarely get to see them other than in flight.
I like them toolike crows, they remind me of rock stars, these guys would be Black Sabbath
We agree no wins on the beauty front. LOL! Have a serene Sunday Tex.Best wishes Molly
We don't usually see large birds like that around here (except for wild turkeys). I saw a turkey vulture in my neighborhood once, and thought what the heck!?! These are great shots!
I'm sure that their mamas or girlfriends don't think so, but they are "cute challenged"
I can't help but say "Two's company, three's a crowd". LOLExcellent images of the turkey vultures. They're such a fascinating bird.
I told them to use sunscreen on their faces, but nooOoooo.
Not my favorite...
They are big, aren't they? We saw several of them circling in the sky on our last hike. They fill an important function in the cycle of life... and death. :-)
Hmm! What's to love? They certainly are eye-catching!
Like the photos - very nice capture. :)
My favorite Gary Larson cartoon:Two vultures sitting in a tree, one says to the other,"Patience hell, I'm going to KILL something!:
Dearest Theresa,Oh, My!!! This is the first time to see and know 'Turkey Vultures' ☆☆☆I wonder how their characters are; the white spot under their eyes make them seem tender birds for me♡♡♡And their eyes are casting at you(*^_^*)Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*
one word....UGLY...but they do a good job of cleaning up road kill!
Are they called turkey vultures because they kinda look like turkeys or because they "vulture" turkeys . . . just wonderin'!
I love these guys, too!
HI TexGreat shots of the Turkey Vultures.I have only ever seen them in Paraguay, so brought back memories for me of my trip there.Margaret
These birds are so big and you captured them well. I had a cell site I worked on along the Connecticut river. These birds would perch above the site and make, well a big mess.
You sure got great shots of them.xo
I have seen the turkey vulture on occasion in fields around my old home. Those birds are huge! Great shots!
Great photos! Those birds have always given me the willies, LOL.
I just know that they are discussing their next plan of attack, Yikes!Excellent spy work on your photo!
They are huge. Great pics.
A very interesting series of these unusual birds They are certainly distinctive looking. I hope you are having a good Sunday.
Hey we got these guys back on the Tiny Ten. They were gone all winter!
I am so excited that you showed these photos We have a lot of turkey vultures around these parts , surprisingly enough. We we're hiking a few years and a turkey vulture flew out of a low lying rock formation crevice . Mountain man peeked inside and a big downy covered off wihite fuzzy very remarkable looking baby turkey vulture was in there! ! We were amazed to say the least ! Mounatin man couldn't resist documenting with two quick photos ...you rarely see their babies I may post the pics just for you :) Mountain man isn't a great photographer (shh our secret) but they give you a good look at a gangly downy covered Turkey vulture :)) perhaps I can link to this post when I show the pic so they can see your adult Turkey vultures photos too.
They are guys, and luckily they are just some birds.
That was an interesting point in the South, that Nature's sanitation crew were Black Vultures, a bit small than our Turkey Vultures. Also, this was the first time I ever saw a vulture of either species as a road kill themselves. I saw three of them. I guess the black variety is slower moving in getting out of the way, or just plain dumb.
Great pictures of these soaring birds, sitting still for you.
Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
I just pulled up my driveway to the sight of 4 of these guys on top of a building and fence posts. looked like there were 3 more on the ground picking away at something. I knew there was a dead rabbit back there but that seems like such a small meal for 7 such large birds.
Great shots of these guys who seem to be so well adapted to their lifestyle!
Mud ugly, but necessary! Love watching them fly.
Aren't they beautiful??????????
Nice pictures, wonderful these turkey vultures!
Funny old things! I'd like to see one of their eggs.
Nature's clean up crew. :)
Turkeys visiting....wonder how many different birds have visited you?
A face only their momma could love.
they have a very pretty feather pattern and are just gorgeous in flight!!most peeps forget, they do have an important purpose!!
They sure won't win any beauty contests, but you did get some great shots of them all.
They look a bit creepy. I'm glad someone loves them.Hugs,JB
They are beautiful. I have not seen them in the wild.Regards:)Lucia
T, a face only a mother could love!!Great shots!
We have these giants here in Pa. They sit on the road by something dead and you almost hit them before they fly. Dumb.Felicia
They're not my favorite bird, but they do provide a valuable service.
I think they are pretty cool birds
Interesting looking birds. I wouldn't call them cute.
Nice shot of those remarkable birds! What a mix of turkey and vulture! I've never seen them. /Pia
Ugly, yet very interesting and so graceful in flight.
I actually think they are quite interesting looking. I enjoy watching them in flight.
I think they are cool birds, but when I see them hanging around like that I always wonder if they are just waiting for me to kick the bucket. What a meal they would have!!
Oh, yes, they are good lookin' guys! I drove to and from the Orlando Airport today and last week. There was plenty of road kill on the highway and quite a few birds having a yummy lunch. I've lost most of my computer time in port driving back and forth. Next month we go home to a normal-people Internet connection. ;)
Is Turkey Vultures is a type of turkey that you eat or is it a bird that can not be eaten. Anyway they look pretty fun out with her black shawl. Nice photos / Brita
I like them too. I think they look beautiful in flight.
I wouldn't want to see these guys circling over my head, drooling.
I kind of like the birds. Some people may think they are ugly, but they are really cool. Great shots!
de boom heeft er wel onder te lijden zo te zien.
We have those here in Florida, too and they are good for what they do!
~ the eagle wanna be's ... they are a lot of ugly ... poor buggers
There definately don't look the prettiest of birds but but they do look majestic.
strange looking birds these.peter
Great shots! I've been trying to find their nests this year but no luck. Seems they like to raise their young'uns as far away from humans as possible.Imagine that! :)
They are really cool!!
Não conheço as aves, não sei o nome delas, sei que as fotos estão um encanto. ag
Wonderful shots, they do look like turkeys too. Very unusual looking bird.
The clean up crew has arrived! Turkey vultures are such interesting birds! It's amazing what an incredible sense of smell they have!
Te ptaki groźnie wygladają. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.These birds are scary they look. Yours sincerely.
I also like Teresa, I had not ever seen :))A kiss.
They look majestic in flight, but not the handsomest of the bunch.
Your vultures are too ugly!! They almost have an eagle's body! Our vultures have a black head and no feathers on their neck and really ugly!!
By now your turkey vultures are floating around in Alberta. Very few used to nest here. Now they've found attics and lofts in abandoned buildings make good nesting sites.
I love watching them in flight.. turning circles, in search of their next meal. But they sure aren't the prettiest birds in the sky, are they?
I saw a bunch of these in Northern Peru along the Amazon River. One day my travel companion and I saw two small children along the bank of the Amazon with a Turkey Vulture not too far behind them. It looked as if it were big enough to to carry one of them away.
I wonder why vultures were made to be so uh... ugly, but the do serve a purpose.
Wasn't there a cartoon that had a turkey vulture in it? That just popped into my head when I saw your post. I might be mistaken. Hmmm.
I saw quite a few of these today, myself!
They aren't the handsomest fellows around, but still interesting to watch.
very interesting vultures; I can certainly see how they got their name 'turkey'
Great shots of the clean-up patrol!
I have been showing my husband the many interesting birds you have in Texas. He enjoyed looking at them all.
I'll bet they haven't gotten any prettier over the winter.
Even though they have faces only their mother could love I still like these guys. They are magnificent when they soar across the sky.
Again, great photos, and I have to admit that I have a respect and appreciation for the vultures, but it took living in the country to get it.
Hi Theresa, So do I : )Turkey Vultures are the clean-up Kings and are beneficial to the environment. Interesting birds. Faces only a mother could love. Ha! Have a great coming week!
These birds remind me of the ones on Bugs Bunny. LOL!xo Catherine
Their bald red faces are so weird.
When we see these guys circling over we check for a dead cow. What is the difference in a buzzard and a turkey vulture? I've never heard anyone around here call them turkey vulture.
They have their purpose and their place. They don't need beauty to do what they do, only their given tools. I think they have a presence of dutiful beauty.
Dearest Theresa,ALL vultures I find ugly... but they are nature's garbage disposers!Hugs,Mariette
Definitely not as cute as the whistling ducks. ;)
Their heads look disproportionately small, but cute in an endearing way.
Great photos! I love seeing them fly! Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
I do, too!! I often wonder if it's because of the vultures in the "The Jungle Book" cartoon.
They look bored....like they wanna' stir up some trouble somewhere.
all very peacefully together on the tree .. a very nice picture .. here there is not unfortunately these vultures in the wild nature ..regards Frank
They are superb soaring machines! Not to mention a cast iron digestive system. Wonderful shots T!
Beautiful pictures :)
Holy cow! What a gorgeous field!
I meant to type that on your wildflowers post! :)
They are certainly interesting to look at - and they sure are big. A necessary part of the food chain.
I like these dudes as well.. Hugs~
ominous looking fellows.:)
They are homely, but any bird that big is impressive.
I love turkey vultures. These are wonderful captures!~Lindy(visiting from my AZ blog today)
we have these guys to and they need to get busy cleaning up the streets
I like them too! They might not have the most attractive head, but the rest of them is awesome. When they fly, they are amazing...
Awesome shots! Their heads are so unique and different!
I'd better get up from my chair and move around, I think a couple of them were eyeing me.
Gotta have 'em!
And then they get upset.....and you know the rest of the story!Lindahttp://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com
They really are awesome aren't they.
They look like they're waiting for their next meal!
That is certainly the perfect tree for them! I think vultures are cool despite their less than glitzy appearance.
They are always fascinating to watch.
They remind me of an old cartoon character that was on Popeye, I think.
Ominous signs? Nah! Just cool birds!
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