Been watching videos of turkey vultures between drafts (next pass should be the final one) of the raven book. As one does.
“Turkey vultures have a lot of really cool natural behaviors and adaptations or … disgusting habits … depending on how you look at it”:
Socially awkward adaptations or not, naming your turkey vulture Barf does seem just a little unfair, though:
Carcass, phone book, it’s sort of the same:
But like most birds, to really appreciate these guys you need to see them in the air–which we’re lucky enough to do in Southern Arizona on a regular basis: