What a flamboyant bird! The male “woodie” comes with over 6 different colours – red, metallic purplish-green, white stripes, patches of yellow, dark red, black and blue. The hen is less conspicuous. She has some beautiful brown and white flecked feathers with blue under her wings and a distinctive teardrop-shaped white eye patch and a whitish [...]
Some people will say that Turkey vultures turn their backs to the sun and spread their wings to kill the bacteria that coats their wings after eating dead meat. Others will say Turkey vultures do this to warm themselves on cold mornings. Whatever the reason, it sure makes for good photography!
I got this got shot at 600 mm, F5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO 100.
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