Turkey Vultures After The Monsoon Storm   7 comments

Turkey Vultures Along Tanque Verde Wash — Images by kenne
(CLICK ON ANY OF THE TILED PHOTOS TO SEE LARGER IMAGES IN A SLIDESHOW FORMAT.)

Today’s mid-day monsoon storm may have cause the turkey vultures, who roust along the wash, to come back early. Normally, we only see them in the morning and late in the afternoon. I counted ten and within thirty minutes only four remained. The most I have counted in the summer is 24. The fall and spring migration can bring over 100 staying over night. Since I was down by the wash photographing water running in the normally dry wash, I could pass up photographing these big birds in the changing early afternoon light.

kenne

 

7 responses to “Turkey Vultures After The Monsoon Storm

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  1. Beautiful pictures! I saw the tremendous flash flood of water north of Phoenix yesterday. I hope you and yours are all right.

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  2. now….we need to hope that this washes out all the weeks in the wash (and hopefully not bring down too much debris from upstream). And also I want to know what these over-summer vultures are doing until the rest show up in October!

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    • I have noticed a lot of debris. Water is running is Sabino Canyon. There has been now water in the creek for most of the summer. Mt. Lemmon has been getting more rain, so it should keep running for awhile.

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  3. Fantastic series of images of one of my favorite birds!

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