Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Wings - Turkey Vulture

If there's one nice thing to say about a Turkey Vulture, it's that it is a graceful bird in the air, soaring and circling on almost motionless wings.

After that, it has to be mentioned that it's an ugly bird, clumsy on the ground, and lives on dead flesh.

From high in the sky they're able to patrol a large area for fresh roadkill.

With their six foot wing span, it's difficult to miss when one lands in the neighborhood for a meal.

I wasn't close enough to get a good clear picture. The zoom lens got a workout trying to catch the turkey like bare head and neck that give the Turkey Vulture its common name.

Since I promised there would be no flesh eating pictures, we'll stop here.

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