wow this is a great shot these birds are generally very big aren't they ? thanks for sharing regards ~RettaJo
RettaJo, thank you for the visit and kind words. Yes, they can reach wing span of 6 feet. However, when this one finally took off I figured his wing span to be about 5 feet. I have no idea what he was doing in the middle of a street. Got lucky and took a shot! Best regards, David
From Taiwan best wishes
乾龍, thank you so much! Greetings from California, David
davidcmc58 David, very nice shot. Greetings Kosmas
Kosmas, thanks a lot! David from California
Very beautiful picture David. Greetings John.
Which luck to be able to photograph this animal ......
Very beautiful grip
nice picture of an ugly ( but 4 nature important )bird!
John,Jean-Claude & Dalibor, thank you all so much for the nice words and greetings. David from California
davidcmc58 This is the Nature's cleanup crew! The head is featherless, because the way he eats.
JLourenco, you are absolutely right. I do not know why he stops on the street. I just had to stop my car and get the camera from my trunk! David
This one is just perfect. Best regards from Czech, Viktor
Viktor, thank you so much for your kind words. Best regards to Czech from California, David
Dinisio Dantas Souza, thank you so much! David
Lead foot, you are most kind. Bird shots has been my focus of photography for the past few months. I am glad that my efforts are appreciated. Best regards, David
Compare with Galatas' picture of a European vulture:
These are huge birds that saw in profusion when I visited Point Reyes many years ago (mid-1990s).
Yes, they are very large and normally soar high above. It is very unusual that this one was walking on the street. The location is only 10 miles away from the Point Reyes (aerial distance) and there are plenty in the area as well. Thanks a lot for your visit to my gallery. Best regards, David
Just for reference, I found a photo I had of an East Coast turkey vulture.
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Photo taken in Novato, CA, USA
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