Monday, May 9, 2016

Turkey Vultures flying over Regina, Saskatchewan

A sunny evening. Supper on the deck. A Turkey Vulture flying overhead — no, make that a pair of Turkey Vultures. That doesn't happen everyday/everywhere, so worth noting (for me) in this blog.

Turkey Vulture. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved
What a cheery sight when you are eating your evening meal outside.
Is this Turkey Vulture scoping out a snack?  © SB

In Saskatchewan, there seems to be an increasing population of Turkey Vultures, which now nest in abandoned barns and other buildings, as opposed to their traditional caves and natural crannies. 

Part of the fun of spotting these large birds in flight is the chance to look for wing tags — which these particular birds lacked. So we don't know where they were born, but here they are, flying over Walsh Acres, Regina, Saskatchewan. 

Magnificent — and to my mind, tropical — backyard birds.

Turkey Vultures. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved
Okay, here's the pair of Turkey Vultures - and no wing tags on either,
even when I zoom in (to my great disappointment!) © SB

What are these? Turkey Vultures
Location: Backyard, Regina, Saskatchewan
Photo date: May 8, 2016.


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