I heard the Red-shouldered Hawk calling in the distance, but it never came into sight. There were warblers around but I never got a good look at one up in the trees. The one bird I did get to photograph was a Turkey Vulture soaring over the yard.


The Turkey Vulture got its name from the red coloring on its head. It has silvery flight feathers along the rear edges of its broad wings.


We have both Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures in our area, and sometimes I see them soaring together in groups high in the sky. Today it was just this one Turkey Vulture.