Sunday, June 06, 2010

Shadow of a Shade

Turkey Vulture and Shadow

This turkey vulture is sunning himself today on the barn roof next door. They have a wingspan of five to six feet and make an impressive sight, standing with their wings out and turning slowly to let the sun clean their feathers.

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11 comments:

Kiki said...

Brilliant shots..magical!! Love it!!
Kiki~

Manang Kim said...

Love this shot very unique! Happy Sunday!


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Barbara and Nancy said...

Beautiful shot. Nancy had about 8 turkey vultures sunning themselves on the telephone wire outside of her house a few years ago. They were quite a sight all stretching out their wings at once. They came back about two years in a row.

Rambling Woods said...

I'm strange..but I love turkey vultures...love the way they soar on a warm day..the face..well..it's an acquired taste...great catch Vicki..

Hey Harriet said...

Wow! That is an impressive sight! 5 to 6 feet are mighty big wings. You'd want to have a sturdy roof! ;D

Hope you have an awesome week!

lifeshighway said...

I never get tired of seeing your work.

Daryl said...

Was he doing a rain dance? Awesome shots.

MyMaracas said...

As Michelle says, they are an acquired taste. Their size, silence and grace in the sky are breathtaking, but ... well. They're vultures.

Johnny Nutcase said...

cool shots! i love seeing them when they do that, neat stuff!

Kala said...

I like the tones in these shots and I like turkey vultures too. They are so homely they're cute!

lisaschaos said...

He kinda looks like he's trying to fly away with the building. lol