A windy night

On Monday night my neighbor and I headed down the the river to see what we could see. It had been a brilliant blue day but as evening arrived a thick bank of clouds rolled in, accompanied with strong winds.

The river was choppy and almost devoid of traffic, but the sky was filled. Around fifteen or so turkey vultures 1 were playing in the wind. They’d adjust their bodies as the air rushed past them, allow them to almost hover in place. The birds would then shift into a new stream and then suddenly dive down into the wind, a blur of motion plummeting to the ground.

It was an amazing spectacle. After the events in Orlando Sunday Morning, it was sorely needed.

turkey vulture in the wind


  1. They don’t hunt wild turkeys, though we need that around here. Turkey Vultures are actually carrion eaters, they get their name because their heads look similar to a turkey’s. 

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  1. God taught them to play with the wind.

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