Turkey Vulture by the Bluffs: November 2, 2021

In 1985, my grandfather wrote “In most parts of Ontario it is a rare sight to see these big vultures soaring aloft with scarcely a wingbeat, tilting from side to side”.

Since that time, they have expanded their summer range northward and we saw one, likely on its way south, today.

Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Other birds:

Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swans
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Trumpeter Swan
Ring-billed Gull
Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swans
American Goldfinch
Trumpeter Swans
Ring-billed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Great Blue Heron
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gulls
Great Blue Heron
Ring-billed Gulls and Pigeon
American Goldfinches
American Goldfinch
Mallards

Bluff scenes:

10 am group:

1 pm group:

NATURE POETRY

The feather from the raven’s breast
 Falls on the stubble lea
The acorns near the old crow’s nest
 Fall pattering down the tree
The grunting pigs that wait for all
Scramble and hurry where they fall.              – Emily Brontë (1818–48)

Miles Hearn

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