Look up

I arrived home this afternoon ready to go inside. I stepped out of the car, took a moment to look up, and saw quite a few Turkey vultures were soaring directly overhead. After scrambling to get my camera out of the car I was fortunate to capture two of these remarkably graceful animals.

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On the move

Migratory birds are on the move here. Robins are no linger tut-tutting, killdeer are scarce, have not seen or heard orioles and grosbeaks for a while.

On a recent grey and gloomy day, during an outing that took me to the north shore of Lake Erie, I saw this group of Turkey vultures on the move, headed west along the lake shore to the nearest way around the lake instead of over it. Such graceful birds.

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