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    Default Turkey Vulture Warming Up

    Sitting there with the wings wide open to the sun seems to work for these guys to warm up after a cool night.
    By the way, I recall Edmunds telling some months ago about attracting vultures in Europe by playing dead --and how well it worked. A few weeks ago, I was walking beside a high ridge that Turkey Vultures were using for the updrafts. So, I decided to try it. I sprawled out and twitched a little and lay still. One vulture made four low passes over to check me out. (I'm still here! Perhaps it never did land because it saw me smiling.) Pretty interesting.

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    Default Re: Turkey Vulture Warming Up

    Not the prettiest bird around, but efficient I guess...

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    Default Re: Turkey Vulture Warming Up

    But then..... nobody can touch this guy for sheer good looks!




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    Default Re: Turkey Vulture Warming Up

    Yeah, that's pretty extreme. But to another vulture....
    ~Ken

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    Default Re: Turkey Vulture Warming Up

    Good Shots Ken... funny being as many of them as there are its still hard to get a good shot of them.. I seldom see then landed like I do down south.. I wonder if they would look better with feathered heads or not.. at least it gives them some color
    now what Dinosaur do you think they evolved from? When I look at the big birds I try and imagine what one,, pretty sure a goose was some type of brontosaur
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    Default Re: Turkey Vulture Warming Up

    Bronto... pretty funny, Jim. Such a long time ago for the early ones, so no can say.

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