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Turkey Vulture Colony

Scott Varney
 

For all the bad rap they receive from most people, Turkey Vultures are fascinating creatures!  Our Salem roosting colony has returned this Spring.  Tonight, it is an absolute spectacle as all 70+ vultures are flying over my house. Their amazing sense of smell and a body size nearly that of a Bald Eagle are impressive. Check out the enclosed link for an article regarding their amazing odoriferous superpowers. 
Also, in the spirit of social distancing, Montezuma NWR had this picture to offer.