Primary feathers splayed and testing the gusty wind, a turkey vulture gracefully sails the wind-sea.
These Turkey vultures recently soared above our home, taking advantage of a stiff, gusty west wind. They are graceful, graceful birds.
We often see turkey vultures soar over our home. When viewed up close they are homely creatures. When seen like this, they are graceful, beautiful. Faye calls them her buddies.
In a flawless sky, a hawk effortlessly rides the wind.
Twenty-five turkey vultures riding the wind. A beautiful sight.
No, not on the water, through another fluid. Turkey Vultures are so graceful, riding the waves and eddies, primary feathers outstretched. Watching them soar is always entertaining. Less entertaining for Kendal, who barks ferociously at every one he sees.
This Red-tailed Hawk rode the wind yesterday, graceful, silent, a pleasure to admire. It was lunchtime at work yet it was right to dash outside and photograph it, then lower the camera and watch with a smile on my face and in my heart as it continued to soar.
Make time to reflect on and give thanks for being alive, being in the world.