Bird at the park.

Birds at the park. We saw Cattle Egrets, a Great Blue Heron, Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, domestic Muscovies, a Great Egret, a Common Night Hawk, Purple Martins, Black and Turkey Vultures, a Cara Cara, and more!

Turkey vulture drying out in the morning sun

A turkey vulture perched on top of the dead trunk of a sycamore tree in the morning sun, apparently drying off and warming up from the heavy rains of the previous day and evening. The trunk is hollow and is the home of a family of acorn woodpeckers, who could be heard off in the distance, waiting for the vulture to leave.

sunbathing texas turkey buzzard

after a hard freeze and snow in east texas this buzzard was sunbathing on my fence spreading his wings to get warm.

Texas turkey vulture sitting on my bluebird nest

Woke up early this morning to see this turkey vulture in my backyard. Yikes

texas turkey vultures

These turkey vultures landed in my pasture to before dark.

A Turkey Vulture Catching a Thermal

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.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology