Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Vultures, January 27, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday and ABC Wednesday
C is for Cathartes aura, Turkey Vultures
Cathartes aura, Turkey Vultures, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 19, 2016
Turkey Vultures, Cathartes aura (aka Buzzards), range all across the United States except for the northernmost New England states. Vultures and other scavengers that eat dead animals help clean up the environment.

They live in forests, but are often seen soaring over fields and roads. Usually silent, they may hiss or grunt when feeding.

Hope you are having a good day!

For more wild bird photos, visit Wild Bird Wednesday: Click Here!

For more on the letter C, visit ABC Wednesday: Click Here!

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.


  1. They have a role to play in the environment.

  2. Cool captures of the vultures! We see plenty of them in the woods near our house. Have a happy day!

  3. Wonderful photo's .... and so close up to... that, overhere in The Netherlands, hardly ever happens...

    Good choice for this weeks letter... hope the birds stay safe!

    Have a nice abc-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. We see them soaring overhead all summer long, but they head south in October.

  5. Thanks for sharing these magnificent photos!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  6. yes, they are inspiring and bit scary!

  7. That is a great capture of them on the road bend complete with snack.

  8. They do their job and do it well! Bill always reminds me to move around a little when we see them circling above ;)))

    1. Oh, that is funny!
      Thanks for giving me a laugh today.

  9. The buzzards were out here today, least a few.

  10. Nice captures. I've only ever seen one in my area since we've lived here, but I know they are around.

  11. I love these birds,they are the clean-up crew for sure!Thanks for sharing,phyllis

  12. Nice plump Vultures doing their work~

  13. i really like these guys - and the black vulture cousins. :)

  14. Ick. Much prefer my wild turkeys to turkey vultures.

  15. We have vultures near us. I don't see them often though and never on the ground. - Margy


I enjoy your comments!

Thank you for visiting!