Found this guy sitting on top of a large dead tree on my way home from World Eagle Day (more about that later).
Unfortunately I only had my 50-200 mm lens with me, so there’s a big crop factor here from the original. But still not bad, considering.
Never saw one before, but found out later turkey vultures are the most wide-spread of the New World vultures, covering just about all of North and South America and areas close by. Also discovered they can nest in hollow dead trees. This was a big hollow dead tree. So there might be a nest there?
Turkey vultures get their name from their heads, which resemble male turkey heads. If you open the picture in a new tab and zoom in, you’ll get a better idea of what they look like.