September 8 Sightings
These photos of "our" adolescent turkey vultures were taken at about 3:30 p.m. on...See more
These photos of "our" adolescent turkey vultures were taken at about 3:30 p.m. on September 8, 2012. They are now able to fly very capably with strong wingbeats, but still are staying close to their home territory. Presumably their parents still return to the nesting area to feed them. One would guess that the young birds get some valuable flying practice following each feeding and emulating the departing parent / however opportunity has not yet presented for me to actually observe such. Today, first one and then the other adolescent left its perch, in strong flight low above the surrounding treetops, and easily gaining altitude. I was not able to catch the flights in movie mode, however they were observably strong and accomplished.