Kind of creepy if you're a Whistler.
Hi Tex, Interesting pics. I do wonder what the Whistlers are thinking ... if they "think" :-)
I love how they spread their wings out like they do. Great photos!
They look so HUGE next to the Whistlers!! I love how you caught them with their big ole wings spread soaking up the warmth! blessings ~ tanna
great collection in winter sun
the buzzards look like they are saying aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh love me some sunshine on my wings.
The buzzards do look very relaxed there!
Wow! They looks so big, and the whistlers looks so small...
They have such impressive wing spans. They need facials, though. Great pictures of a close encounter of two species. I wonder what the whistlers are thinking.
Always amazing to see those huge birds mantling!
I saw turkey vultures for the first time in my life when I visited Keith in KY. Amazing, huge birds! :)Love your pics. Great shots!
That's nice to see these lovely creatures !Have a happy Sunday :)
wow!! look at all those whistlers!!nice shots...of the peaceful, relaxed gathering! too bad we humans can't get along like that! :)happy sunday!!
They are all equal when they are cold and trying to warm up! Turkey vultures are fascinating, i've always liked most of nature's "vacuum cleaners."
Wel leuk een paar passerende badgasten.
Very nice collection in winter sun !Greetings from germany - Monika
Any mention of buzzards always brings back images in my mind from Steinbeck's The Red Pony. I like the movie too.
Beautiful! Our cormorants spread their wings like that to dry out in the sun. Your whistlers are reflected to truly in the water, you could join Weekend Reflections with this image.
It is neat seeing the vultures with the wings spread wide open, they are enjoying the sun! Love the Whistling ducks too.. Happy Sunday!
The captions running through my mind are endless :) Fun capture.
Must feel nice to have the sun on those dark wings. They look like they're showing off. :-)
At least the vultures are smart enough to open their wings! :-)
nice pose by the vutures!
It must really feel good to them. I've seen cormorants drying their wings in the sunshine as well.
Quite magnificent with their wings spread out. Have a serene and easy SundayBest wishes Molly
Impressive looking birds Tex.
Amazing with their wings stretched!
I'm glad the vultures spread their wings so we could grasp how large these birds are. Apparently they like the sunny condition. The ducks know they are no threat to them.
I love seeing birds when they spread out their wings like that. The Whistlers seem indifferent to them.
That is quite the impressive wing span!
Wow! What great shots! Love the wing span of those birds..landing right over the whistlers!
You've made (what I think is) a really ugly bird look beautiful. I've only ever seen Cormorants do that wing spread .. and that was to dry them after a diving/fishing expedition.
They look very relaxed with their wings spread out like that!
Beautiful pictures of vultures with wings spread.They enjoy the sun, and also the Whistlers, I love.
Wow! They looks so big, and the Whistlers looks so small,Tex!Great captures!Dimi...
I wonder if they're thinking let's find another resting spot...before those big vultures... yikes!
Creepy for Whistlers or not, they are majestic and beautiful.Have a Beautiful Day!Peace :)
They vultures are showing off and strutting their stuff in front of the ducks.
Pretty vulture with outstretched wings!
The good and the ugly...your missing the bad.
Beautiful whistlers and the vultures, love it.
They are BIG! :). Love the photos. The birds and the sunshine. There's something special about the light of winter sun!
Oh they're sunbathing or maybe drying their wings :) Looks like they're really enjoying it.
They're like, the COMPLETE opposite of each other!
the whistlers don't seem troubled by their presence!!! their wingspan is incredible and they are beautiful in flight!!!!!
Vultures are so cool! We saw some while we were out and about yesterday (in AZ). We were in a parking lot right in the middle of Phoenix ... go figure!!
Saw some donkeys yesterday doing exactly that, lying down with legs folded under them content to stay in their puddle of sun. It was a picture of contentment like these birds together taking in the warm sun. Great post.
Vultures are huge compared to the ducks. Regards.
Their wing span is amazing!
They give me the creeps!
Great captures of the turkey vultures !
Have a Nice sunday...love Ria....x!
Your bird spa is becoming popular across all species of birds.
So that's were our Turkey vultures go to when it is winter here lol ! Lots of goings on there by the pond looks like a pond party happening lol ! Have a good day !
A great "bird Sunday" on the pond!! Love it!
They like to show off their wind span. You have a nice bird haven on the pond.Have a great Sunday.Hugs,JB
Great sunbathing techniques!!!...:)JP
Cool to get a look at turkey vultures up close and personal.
"We're not quite dead yet!"- Whistlers~
I saw some big birds doing that near the pond by my dads place. Are they sunning themselves or drying their wings out?
I enjoy seeing them warm their bones. I read that when they stretch their wings like that the bones have not expanded enough for flight.Great shots.
Love the spread-out wings of the vultures and admire that they all (with the exception, I suppose, of the odd squabble) get along together. Lovely shots, Theresa!
Today I dit it just like them - I enjoyed the SUN! :))Have a fine sunday【ツ】Knipsa
Ooo that's an amazing picture of wing span...
the ducks don't seem to mind sharing.
Cute images Creativity and Imagination Greetings from José Ramón photos
Large wingspan they have.
Without vultures, the world would be a very creepy place...seriously, these guys can clean up a "scene" faster then anything else...
the whistlers seem oblivious of the vultures!
Those turkey vultures are something.
Getting a little sun in those sunless areas!
I love those impressive wings of the Turkey Vulture.
Spreading those wings to soak up some sun!
I guess no one was afraid of the vultures!Linda ❤⊱彡 http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
You caught them at such a great time. Just sitting there spreading their wings.
Spread those wings and catch some sun! ;-)
I'd be nervous if I was a duck:@)
hm, do teh vultures spread their wings like that? I thought it was some cormorant :)
Havin' fun with the vultures! The whistlers don't seem to mind sharing. Is that normal behavior for the turkey vultures? I had to admit, I haven't seen a lot of them on the ground. Reminds me of a cormorant.
I always love seeing more than one bird species in the same place like that. I've noticed around here that other birds don't seem to mind sharing space with the vultures.
How interesting that they use their wings as solar panels.
Until you understand what they are doing, they turkey vultures look really creepy.
T, ah, so nice to get some sun on the old wings!
Soaking up the sun looks like a great idea. xo Laura
Wow, it looks like they are really soaking it in with every feather! It must feel good!
So neat to see the vultures with their wings out like that. I've never seen them on the ground, only flying.
What an odd mix. Turkey vultures and Whistling Ducks! Great shots. I would like some sun, too!Iowa Voice
Looks like one vulture says to the other vulture, 'My feathers are prettier than your feathers!
Turkey vultures enjoying sun tan. Aren't the whistlers afraid of the vultures?
One never knows who is visiting the pond. That is very impressive, two Turkey Vultures.Francine.
I had no idea that the Whisters and Vultures traveled in the same circle! :-)
they have really long wings, great pics
so John Crow (Jamaican name) visited, eh?ALOHA from HonoluluComfortSpiral <3
They are great! Love how they spread out their wings ...
If I had wings they would have been spread out today too.
Dearest Theresa; Sun Bathing must be important this cold season:-) Sure I thought they are buddies (whistles not scared off) Turkey Vultures opened wings must be gorgeous scene♬♬♬ Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*
Oh boy, they are enjoying that sun! I can easily imagine how good that feels to them. It was a cold, drizzly, windy day in Missouri. Miss the sun!
I'm surprised that the Whistlers are not afraid of those huge turkey vultures. The sun must have been so warm and wonderful!
I think the ducks could take them.
I like how the ducks and turkey vultures blend into the winter colors of browns, grays and tans.
Dearest Theresa,That is quite unusual I guess; they just enjoy the sun rays it looks like!Hugs,Mariette
Wow, I can't believe how small the Whistlers look in comparison! The wing spans of the vultures are awesome!
Oh I love that you got them storing up solar energy. I love those pictures. It looks just awesome.
I just saw cormorants sunning today, but I've never seen turkey vultures like that!
Turkey vultures are all over the place around here but I don't remember seeing any in Texas. Seeing them next to the ducks really shows how big they are.
The turkey vultures are really sunning their wings!
Great pictures - but that behaviour is not sun-smart!It must be wonderful to have such large birds so close at hand!Cheers - Stewart M - MelbournePS: work has settled down, school and summer holidays just about over, normal service will now be resumed!
These guys sure do like their sunshine!It's difficult to appreciate just how big these fellows are until you see them with something of a known size like your Whistlers.
Great photos! The vultures looks like cormorants with the wings spread out.
The whistlers seemed to know the vultures were more cold than hungry. ;)
They must have been sweating a lot cuz they are drying out their armpits. MB
I'm surprised that they are that close to one another. :) what a wing span!
I love when turkey vultures sit with their wings spread like that. I always wondered if other birds were afraid of them. I guess not.
Have not seen one so close. Impressive when they spread their wings
Love seeing the vultures with their wings spread out!
Look at that wing spread . . . WOW!
They do look like they are enjoying the sun.. Happy Monday my friend.Hugs~
I love seeing those vultures with wings spread.
I'd be out there catching some sun right along with them!
An interesting mix! I don't blame them a bit. I love soaking up the sun. Great pics!
You sure got some great shots. Love seeing the chicken hawks spreading their wings for the sunshine.Happy Monday!
How very interesting! Look at that wingspan.
Vultures can be scary, but they seem to be peaceful.
I missed wed whistlers, so I am glad to see these..so cute. They don't appear to be too impressed with the vulture show..LOL! Can you believe it is 75 degrees today? Crazy!
Now that's a painting you should attempt! That's very cool! There's something about the Vultures with their wings open above the ducks that says...painting.:)
I think I'd be a little nervous if I was one of those little ducks! how big are those vultures?
Great capture of the two vultures soaking up the sun together. What Whistling Ducks? ;) The vultures stole the show.
How interesting! I'm really surprised that the Whistlers aren't bothered by the vultures being there. (Shows what I don't know! LOL!)Lindy
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