This turkey vulture was flying high over the meadow today.
It will likely be hanging around here for about another month. They usually wait until the gut piles have all been cleaned up from deer season, and then they fly south to avoid the winter.
My grandpa once dared me to catch one. He told me just to lie down in the field and pretend I was dead. If I were to fool the “buzzard” into coming down to the ground to eat me, then I might be able to catch it when it came close.
I tried it, but I wasn’t fooling anyone!
And it’s a good thing, too. The turkey vulture’s favorite way of defending itself is through projectile vomiting!