On one of my recent weekend rides near Emma Long park I spotted this Turky Vulture sunning itself. These are big birds so when one of them just sits there at the top of a tree with its wings spread it will easily catch your eye. Wing spans of these birds are somewhere in the 5 to 6 feet range.

It had been a chilly morning and the sun had just come out. I think this bird decided to take advantage of that, turn its back to the sun and catch a few rays to warm up. It’s not something I typically see so I pulled off to the side and snapped this picture. Was glad I had a camera with me and the bird was in no hurry to move on. I think he turned a little to see what I was up to though.

Turkey Vulture