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Turkey Vulture Perched? Adirondacks, NY

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Old Thursday 19th August 2010, 20:21   #1
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Turkey Vulture Perched? Adirondacks, NY

I saw something big out of the corner of my eye and went to investigate. It was this gigantic bird sitting on the chimney of the house down the hill a bit. It's a miracle that I got any picture of it at all because of all of the trees.

Has to be a turkey vulture, right? Not used to seeing them still and perched; usually far overhead with their tippy wings.
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Old Thursday 19th August 2010, 20:30   #2
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A brown body and I think I can see a tint of rufous in the head on my old screen?

Perhaps someone with a better monitor might confirm?....it looks like Turkey V. to me.

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Old Thursday 19th August 2010, 20:31   #3
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I think you've got it right. I see them perched around here - usually on dock pilings.
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Old Thursday 19th August 2010, 21:53   #4
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Yes, it is a Turkey Vulture.

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Easy call. TV. Is that a rare bird up there? Maybe we can send you some. :-)
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Easy call. TV. Is that a rare bird up there? Maybe we can send you some. :-)
Not rare up here at all... at least in PA they aren't, you expect to see them while driving. Turkey Vulture it is.
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