Friday, April 27, 2018

Turkey Vultures......They're Back!

Turkey Vultures

These beautiful birds are back...

We pass them each morning on our way

to the cow barns...

They spread their wings and enjoy

a solar bath to keep the bacteria

off of them.

Enjoy the Video:

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LuAnn Kessi


  1. Thanks for sharing. I didn't even know these creatures existed!

  2. Vultures are my favorite birds!

  3. LuAnn - that is SO cool! A few years ago, as we were driving across Hwy 20 near our home, I saw what I thought was an eagle with his wings widely spanned out, up high in a cottonwood tree along the river. He looked like he was strung up that way. Of course we were traveling 65 mph, and he wasn't there on our return trip. But we have a lot of vultures in our area, and it makes sense to me that what I actually saw was a vulture taking his solar bath. I thank you so much for solving a mystery that has brewed in my mind for years!

  4. Wow!! I have never seen them line up on a fence like that - too cool!

  5. Very interesting. Great video. I've never seen so many vultures, and never taking a solar bath. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That is amazing to see so many together!! Hugs,

  7. What would you guess their wing span to be? I wonder if they get tired holding their wings out like we do if we hold our arms out for a long time! They are so interesting and I love the beautiful colors of their feathers and contrasting heads!

  8. Turkey Vultures have a 6 foot wing span.


  9. LuAnn, a spontaneous "WOWWW!!" escaped my lips seeing these raptors! Truly amazing. Thank you for taking and sharing these photos along with the backstory.
    Side note: I always think of the story The Red Pony when I see these birds.
    ~ Christina in SW FL

  10. Turkey Vultures are not part of the raptor family. They are not birds of prey. Turkey vultures make their living by eating dead things. They are the clean up crew for the earth. They are gentle and sweet birds.
    LuAnn Kessi