Same storm as I posted about last night. This Turkey Vulture whizzed by flying downwind. I was rapidly swinging the camera trying to keep up, snapping away, and am surprised to have caught it at all.
Yesterday evening a decaying thundershower moved in, and an outflow gust front from it brought brisk and gusty wind. Turkey Vultures returning to their nearby roost rode the wind and put on quite an acrobatic show, wheeling, tilting and rocking, power diving, a few blowing through at less than treetop height.
I caught this one in a stoop, wings drawn in, losing altitude in a hurry.
A seagull soars through a cloudless sky.
One thing I am doing today is admiring this Turkey Vultures’ graceful soaring.
A Turkey Vulture rides the wind, just before a thunderstorm arrives.
While reviewing photos I came across this photo of a Turkey Vulture tilting, riding the wind.
Tracking the Turkey Vultures on as they wheeled and soared on this windy day was difficult. I was fortunate to capture this image.
When a thunderstorm approached recently, a number of Turkey Vultures took advantage of the gusty winds, soaring, wheeling, and skating across the sky. I derived a good deal of pleasure watching them.
If a Turkey Vulture can feel something like the human emotion of pleasure, each one must have felt it.
A foursome of Turkey vultures wheels and soars.