Now there is nothing unusual about Turkey Vultures but I have never seen them in the city before. Rural areas yes, cities no. Jumped up and with my camera phone quickly snapped some images (Not very good) through the open blinds before he flew off.
Slowly opened the door in a attempt to get a better shot and he took off. I immediately stepped out to see where he had gone and was surprised by the roar of four or five other Turkey Vulture who had been sitting on the railing and nearby roof also taking flight!
If any of you have ever been turkey hunting you know the enormous sound of one taking off, and this was four or five at once. Never did find anything dead in the area?
More to come.............
Turkey Vulture: Most widespread of the New World vultures. A scavenger that feeds almost exclusively on carrion. Finds its food using keen eyes and sense of smell, flying low enough to detect the gases produced by the beginnings of the process of decay in dead animals. Uses thermals to move through the air, flapping its wings infrequently. Roosts in large community groups. Nests in caves, hollow trees, or thickets.