Great shots of this amazing vulture. Is it called so because it resembles a Turkey?
'you l@@king at me'? the largest flying feathered species!maybe we could train them to deliver our packages instead of the man made drones that could easily be used for ill intended uses
These birds ALWAYS give met he shivers.
Fantastic pictures of one ugly bird, Francine.
Quite a graceful-looking feller :)
for some reason i like them!
Morning Tex great shots such a beautiful misunderstood bird:) Hug B
There's something about them that makes you stop and really look.
Turkey vulture? I haven't seen such bird. I love your photos of the wildlife and its environment. Thank you for dropping by the other week. Blessings,Aida
Gotta love the clean-up crew. :)
An impressive bird!
We have those around here, too. They are not so pretty from the front, but amazing to watch. They are among nature's vacuum cleaners, a very useful bird.
Second turkey vulture I've seen on my blogging rounds this a.m. -- great shots T!
Great pic of him peeking back at you!...:)JP
He is magnificent. Have a terrific Tuesday.Best wishes Molly
I don't think I've ever had a good look at a turkey vulture. Thank you!
Impressive bird - even if he isn't the prettiest.
Really like your shots, and turkey vulture sounds so much better than buzzard. Glad you reminded me of the name. They really are pretty amazing birds, but not too cute.
Wow, now that is one serious turkey! Geaat shots, Tex!
Love the close up...the eye...if following me!!!
They are not pretty, but they are the best at what they do.
the last one is perfect, his face is even pretty and he appears to be posing for you... i did not realize they screech until yesterday, we were sitting in the sun by the pool and they were circling about a block south of us and screaming.. first i knew they did that.
Poor misunderstood vultures ~ really what is so scary about them . The are marvelous at cleaning up the deceased Bwahahahaa Okay perhaps a little scary if you put it that way lol
Mmmmm Turkey! ;-)
These a super shots, I am fond of Vultures, & wish they could change their name vulture- buzzard...to something nicer!
Zauważyłaś ciekawego ptaka i on też na Ciebie patrzył. Pozdrawiam.Have you noticed an interesting bird and he also looked for you. Yours.
Good shots of your visitor... The turkey vulture look much better from the back until they turn their strange little heads. They have their purpose but I'm glad they don't live around my place. We get enough droppings from the pigeons. They may be the clean up crew but they also leave a mess behind.Hugs,JB
These are great shots...He has beautiful feathers but that head...only a mother could love....
Aren't they amazing??!!(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!
I bet his mama thinks he is handsome!
zo die heeft gehoord dat het bij je goed toeven is.
Hi Theresa. Nice shots you took of the Vulture. They should be arriving here by late next month. We have a bunch of them that hang right around town, and perch right in the middle of town at night on a big old dead Cottowood tree. (Maybe I've mentioned that before). They're kind of eerie, but I enjoy seeing them.
Such interesting birds! And they're huge! With a face that only a mother turkey vulture could love. :-)
Wonderful close up! I LOVE These birds!
They are so important in keeping the roads clean in our area. Always on the job.
The do some valuable work for nature!
Nice one the TV, lol.
I've never seen the face so clearly on one of these vultures.
Beautiful pictures of Turkey Vulture.Very well photographed.
Other than the head seeming exceptionally small for the body, he's really quite handsome.
Amazing capture! Great looking bird
Yep, definitely needs a bigger head!!
I'm sure hos momma thinks he's very handsome.
Vultures are such strange looking birds.
Great captures Tex!!He is a little ugly,is,nt he?But cute!!!Dimi...
Boa tarde!magnificas fotos do abutres, uma ave com estatura enorme e importante no equilíbrio do planeta.Abraçoag
Don't mind me, I have much work to be done here. But if you must, you may take my picture, no worries.
These turkey vultures are very interesting looking and not very attractive. He looks great in the barren limbs and trees.
How thrilling to get those shots. He is magnificent.
He looks very proud, showing off his beautiful plumage!
they're both beautiful and a bit creepy at the same timegreat shots
Love that look over the shoulder. Vultures so seldom get a chance to act coquettish!
What a great shot.We have tons of those across the street in the world birding center you could see them flying every evening.
A fascinating bird, but I hope he stays away from our cute Whistlers.
Nature's sanitary workers. Love these birds.
Really great photos of this special bird! How cool to see in real :))
I love how you have caught the light on his feathers. Great photos!
What a strange bird! Beautiful shots :-)
Nice shots! They're kind of spooky looking birds - maybe it's just the vulture in them...
Her face is not her fortune, I'm sorry to say!
We see lots of these here, although not so much in winter. I remember one time when someone called in to the local radio station and reported seeing a huge black bird with an ugly red head. Apparently, she lived in town where they're not normally seen. She thought it was something demonic. :)Love how clearly you were able to get that close-up. Very nice.
Great shots! I love to see them soaring in circles. We have them here, especially during hunting season. xo
Wow, you really got some great shots of his feathers. I like these birds. They are nature's clean-up crew and do a good job.
Wow! Indeed a great subject to be photographed. Well taken.
Yup we have them here to ! Nice photos !
Stunning photos of this vulture.Why is it called a Turkey vulture. Does it only eat turkey carrion.!!Amazing birds there where you are.val
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i think they are fabulous...peeps don't understand their value.and it flight, they are just so graceful!!
Great photos! He's a handsome dude except for the head. Not so cute.
Jaaaaa ................. it works. I could translate everything in Dutch :-))))
I get a feeling of foreboding when I see them in the trees - usually looking at me looking at them. (shiver)
Yes , nice photos ! Beautiful Turkey Vulture ! Greetings !
I kind of think they are rather cool birds
Great photos of the Turkey Vulture - you have so many different birds around your place.
That bird looks very intelligent in the last photo. Great pictures as usual.
For a bird that can be ugly sometimes he sure is pretty.
Much beautiful images. Great.
I know they are necessary and respect the job they do but they are also majestically ugly. Even so, your photos made him look (almost) handsome and certainly captured his regal unconcern about my opinion.
Very stern and serious looks on their faces.MersadMersad Donko Photography
I just remember the old cartoon... Two buzzards sitting on a fence... "Patience, hell, I'm gonna kill something." LOL! blessings ~ tanna
Very beautiful bird! Greetings.
What a great shot. The bird looks like it is posing for you.
What fantastic shots! It is sort of a menacing looking bird, no?
Did you ever see Jim Henson's movie "The Dark Crystal"?Hi looks like the Skesies in that movie.
Not the most attractive bird sitting there but they sure are impressive in the air!
oh they are so awesome close up shots.Ya!!
I think the vultures are cool! Great shots, Tex! The last one is my favorite.
LOL! Reading the comments!Great shots, as always. :)
Poor things have a face only a mother could love. Haha! Nice shots, T!
BTW, I did get a post done to go with the title. I hit a wrong key (or the kitty did) before I was through typing the title!
I saw one of these a few weeks back - and, thanks to you, i knew what it was.cool
Teresa great!!!Good night;)
Cool looking bird!
Turkey vultures are here in the breeding season so they are very secretive. we very seldom see them.
Dearest Theresa;Oh, really brave looking buzzard (got the way to call them with pc, haha) And casting the "what are you doing?" eyes to you!I was hoping someday I will be the 100th for commenting; I missed the chance today(^^;) Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*
better looking than the ones I have seen here in CA
Well it does look turkeylike........wouldn't want to roast and eat it though.
hopped over from the bird link up "Wild Bird Wednesday" ( :thanks for suggesting it. gorgeous vulture. i love them. they really are cool.
Not a fan of these but you do make them look pretty.
What good photos! We have lots of these here in Florida but they are good to have around. Hugs!
Ahh, one of my favorites! That's an awesome perch for a vulture, too!
When they circle, we check the ground.
He looks lonely.
good shots Tex....gotta love those Turkey buzzards....good clean up crews...
These are awesome!
He's a handsome guy--in a unique way. I love to see them fly.
Waiting for lunch.
Dearest Theresa,Lovely photo from a less lovely looking bird... But they are quite functional in nature!Hugs,Mariette
If I were a Turkey Vulture I'd get myself a Zorro Mask or something...Nice group of pictures!
I do think I see a Vulture but aren't those feathers gorgeous!
Wonderful captures my friend!
Look at that guy! Great shots.
I spy with my beady eye he says in the last photo.
Do they stay around your area all year? Or do they migrate to cooler areas....such as Oregon?? I haven't seen any here yet, but I don't think we see them when the temperature is below freezing as it is now.
The branch in which the bird is sitting also looks like a worm stuck. Bird is also watching it in the second photo...
I think he was trying to give you his best side in your last shot. I love to watch them soar across the sky.
Aww, he is handsome in his own way!! Great shots, especially the last one!! :)
You have such an interesting variety of birds visiting.
The poor guy as only a face that a mother cold love.
Nice bird - although I suppose the lack of feathers on its head are due to its lack of manners at the dinner table!Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Beautiful shots of the Vulture! Such detail
Nice series of a great bird, even if it isn't the most beautifully good looking creature. Having said that of course we don't get such magnificent species as vultures here in the UK, so more than a little jealous of your photo opportunities.
Nice pictures Tex, I like the vultures. We get the turkey vultures and the American black Vultures around here all the time.
Super shots! We see them here sitting in the fields right after haying. MB
Great photo, you always capture all the birds perfectly! Is he called a turkey vulture because of his face or does he go after turkeys?
Such a necessary bird, but not a pretty one. Lindahttp://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com *♥´¨) ¸.-´¸.-♥´¨) Happy Valentine’s Day¸.-♥¨) (¸.-` ♥♥´¨
A pretty bird - if you don't look at the head.
T, a face only a mother could love!!
That last image, in particular, is wonderful!~Lindy
Their gliding ability is awesome. Good shot.
Those ever-present vultures. I am glad they're around, but they are creepy.
impressive bird-scary though.
Not the prettiest of the bird world but they sure do an important job. Good captures, T.
Even with a featherless head, these are beautiful birds. Especially while flying.
Beautiful pictures of the turkey!
Birds of prey are fascinating animals. This one is almost pretty - - - - definitely more so than a regular vulture. However, I think most of our connotation with "ugly" vultures comes in the way they are portrayed in movies or comics.
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