Nature and Wildlife Photography, mostly South Florida, mostly birds
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Turkey Vulture, # 20/50
The top image was taken on Snake Road in the Everglades, and the bottom one was taken in Loxahatchee NWR. Everything is beautiful :-)
Large size, bare reddish head and silver gray and black under wings are diagnostic. It soars in a broad V and seldom flaps its wings. This is one of nature's sanitarians, feeding on carrion, especially roadkills. At dawn, these birds spread their wings to absorb solar heat.