Turkey Vultures at the Bluffs: May 18, 2022

Although I grew up near the Scarborough Bluffs I do not remember ever seeing a Turkey Vulture here. One had to drive to Rattlesnake Point near Milton to do that. These days there are many Turkey Vultures in our area during the warmer months. Of the hawk-like birds, only Eagles surpass Turkey Vultures in wingspan: 80 inches to 67 inches.

We have seen vultures here during all three of this week’s walks.

Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vultures
Turkey Vultures

Other birds:

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
American Goldfinch (male)
Song Sparrow
Yellow Warbler
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Song Sparrow
Indigo Bunting (male)
American Goldfinch
Yellow Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Baltimore Oriole nest
Brown Thrasher
Warbling Vireo
Black and White Warbler
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Northern Parula Warbler
Canada Goose

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

Mist in May, heat in June,
Make the harvest come right soon.   – Proverb

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Turkey Vultures at the Bluffs: May 18, 2022

  1. Gloria James

    A few weeks ago I noticed these two large birds high up in the sky circling over a nearby ravine. They appeared regularly around the noon for several days. The outline of the bodies look like they could be turkey vultures. I haven’t seen the pair lately.

    Thanks for the photos of the beautiful warblers and other singing birds.

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