Participant Photos

upload and share photos

Photo Submission

Submitted By

Glenn Pollock for Oakland County Parks NestWatch, Michigan

Milford, Milford Township, MI, United States

Description

I was lucky enough to catch this turkey vulture as he was soaring in a thermal with the sun to his back. The resulting beautiful golden hue through his spread wings is simply stunning.

Category

Breeding birds

Species

A Turkey Vulture Catching A Thermal

3 responses to “A Turkey Vulture Catching a Thermal”

  1. Robyn Bailey says:

    Hey, looks like a Turkey Vulture. Check out the difference in the under-wing pattern: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Turkey_Vulture/id. Osprey have a dark trailing edge.

    • Glenn Pollock says:

      I believe you’re correct Robyn. Good call! When I photographed this bird, I was near an osprey platform at Kensington Metropark and I ‘assumed’ it must have been an osprey. I need to pay closer attention!

  2. Jim Akers says:

    I agree. shape of beak and head makes me think of T. Vulture.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Explore

Nearby Submissions
Recently Liked

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology