Thursday, September 12, 2019

Turkey Vulture

An adult Turkey Vulture and its young stood in the grass along an Orcas Island roadside on 6 September 2019. I am not sure what they were doing there—probably feeding on roadkill, although possibly the red-headed adult was feeding the young bird. Both birds flew up to nearby trees, which supports the roadkill hypothesis. The birds could have been waiting our departure before returning to a feast. We don’t see vultures very often in Olympia, but they appeared to be common on Orcas.

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