S shaped stance. Small head
raiding turtle nest
Turkey vulture numbers in Carpinteria go up every December apparently in anticipation of seal births which start in January. They can dispose of a stillborn pup in just a few hours.
One flying overhead in the field as we began to walk into the woods
Began circling with another off in distance
The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard (or just buzzard), and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John crow or carrion crow, is the most widespread of the New World vultures. One of three species in the genus Cathartes, in the family Cathartidae, the Turkey Vulture ranges from southern Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. It inhabits a variety of open and semi-open...