When you look up and skywatch you see more than sky and cloudscape. Sometimes you get some surprises, just like what I had experienced in late December of last year.
This is my street, it's named after a fowl/bird. However, the only birds we see around these parts are finch, robin, dove, hummingbird, blue jay, etc.
Until that day when we heard a noise as we were getting ready to leave for a day trip in the coast. We saw turkey vultures while skywatching, which is very very odd.
Spotted one at a neighbor's roof.
There's one next door.
Then there were two.
My house wasn't spared.
I first saw turkey vulture in Florida, they were plentiful there. Their appearance in my neighborhood concerned me for dead animals somewhere. Our neighborhood is cat friendly, there's a cat colony (if you may call it that) that calls this neigborhood home and I was worried that one of the cats was hit by a car or bleeding or worse dead somewhere, but we didn't find any sign of such happening.
That was the first and only time that we saw turkey vultures in the neighborhood.
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