Turkey Vulture Fantastic Display

condor 1We were on a hike in the mountains and on the way back noticed a huge raptor up in the tree! This Turkey Vulture was a young adult and had the characteristic bald face and an incredible wing span as you can see here.

condor 5With a big stretch the vulture took to the air, circling around us at about 20 yards distant. Birds, even big ones, can be very difficult to get with a camera. I was glad we were able to capture these shots! (even if they are a bit potato quality)

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