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Old Aug 16, 2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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I had only ever seen Turkey Vultures way up in the sky, soaring with the wind currents - never one close up. Until a couple of weekends ago. We were heading to the cottage on a rural road and I saw this huge shape on the side of the road. As we drove by, the "shape" resolved itself into a large turkey vulture that had its wings drapped around some road kill - a dead skunk on the side of the road. I pulled over, turned around and drove back to it slowly, while my wifeunpacked my camera from its case. It saw me coming and flew a few yardsto the closest fence post. It posed for me a bit and I was able to take this photo from about 20 feet or so away, before it flew offinto the distance. Not the prettiest bird by far, but a rare find for me. Cheers, Dan
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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That's a nice one with good exposure, Dan. Had to chuckle when I saw it, I have one almost identical but with head turned to the right.



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Old Aug 20, 2007, 2:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. I have the same bird looking right too! Dan
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