Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Warming Up Wings


During my walk around the lake last week I saw this turkey vulture sitting on this dead tree, turning his wings towards the sun in order to warm them up. He was well aware of my presence, but somehow he didn't mind me standing there and happily clicking away. I love the colors in his wings. Usually we don't really pay attention to turkey vultures, but they belong to my favorite birds. I just love their graceful flight.

For the next couple weeks or so I will take a break from blogland. I hope you will still be here when I return. Have a lovely Fourth of July and enjoy the lazy days of summer!

8 comments:

LONDONLULU said...

Magnificent shot! We see them sometimes here but I've rarely gotten an up close view like this. Enjoy your break:)

Elephant's Child said...

A stunning bird. Enjoy your break.

111 LaLa Lane said...

Great shot. I can see so much detail. Have a great 4th.

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful picture! Have a great time off ;o)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous! I just took some nice pelican pictures yesterday. Have a nice blog break and see you when you return.
Rinda

patty said...

Carola, we both seem to have "birds on the brain" lately! I love watching them fly as well. Have a great time on your trip! We will be gone the first half of August, but I'm sure we will catch each other later this summer!

Ginnie said...

Hope you're having a great break, Carola. Maybe even getting lots of sun?! :)

voodoo vixen said...

A fabulous shot Carola!!