In my grandfather’s 1985 Birds of Ontario, he says this about Turkey Vultures: In most parts of Ontario it is a rare sight to see these big, red-headed vultures soaring aloft with scarcely a wingbeat, tilting from side to side.
In my childhood, you had to go to Rattlesnake Point near Milton to see a Turkey Vulture. These days they have become almost common except in winter. I see them regularly as I drive up the Don Valley Parkway.
Today I had a look at some country roads in western Pickering near Whitevale:
Turkey Vultures appeared several times:
Last spring I was able to get close to one:
SPEAKING OF WARBLERS…… from The Guardian.
Thy sister’s naught. O Regan, she hath tied
Sharp-tooth’d unkindness, like a vulture, here!
[Lays his hand on his heart.] (King Lear) – Shakespeare