Turkey Vultures Sunning For Camera Critters #31

by Larry Jordan on November 8, 2008

Turkey Vultures Sunning On A Fence photo by Larry Jordan

This is a typical pose for Turkey Vultures.  They will often roost like this, warming themselves in the morning by opening their wings to the rising sun.  You can spot them in trees, on fences or almost anywhere.  Today I saw three Turkey Vultures standing on a sandbar in the Sacramento River striking this pose.

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Gattina November 9, 2008 at 1:26 am

Turkey vultures ? that’s new to me ! I only know the brave eatable turkeys, lol !

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sandy November 9, 2008 at 4:16 am

in tandem too

some people live near us and I don’t know if there’s something in the canal but there were about 40 vultures ON their house yesterday !!Bet they loved that sandy

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June November 9, 2008 at 4:30 am

Nice get…love the symmetry.


Klaus November 9, 2008 at 6:02 am

Good catch – you captured a great moment!
Cheers, Klaus


Barb November 9, 2008 at 6:04 am

Neat photo.

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Bobbie November 9, 2008 at 6:55 am

What a great shot! Never saw them do this.

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2sweetnsaxy November 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Great shot. I’ve never seen one of these in person.

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Tina November 9, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Wow! I love these guys fanning their wings like that! What a great shot. I was out most of today visiting my fav lakes and trails and you are right…many turkey vultures are streaming over head looking for lunch, I guess. They are beautiful to watch soar but oh that face…only a mother could love!!


Thomas November 9, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Should have been an amazing sighting. It always nice to see raptors spreading their huge wing spans

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Gallicissa November 10, 2008 at 12:19 am

Lovely shot, Larry. This looks the hottest time of the day – I can almost feel that heat!

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Misty Dawn November 10, 2008 at 7:31 pm

What a fantastic capture! Love it!

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