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Last Of The Migrating Turkey Vultures   1 comment

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Last Of The Migrating Turkey Vultures — Images by kenne (Three images in a slideshow format.)

Usually, by 1st of April, the last of the turkey vultures rousting overnight near the Tanque Verde has completed the spring migration north. This year we have counted upwards of 100 leaving each morning now well into April.

— kenne

Turkey Vultures — Annual Migration North   1 comment

Turkey Vultures In The Morning Sun — Images by kenne

The Morning Sun

Hope comes with the morning sun

Warming the body and the soul

Washing away yesterdays troubles

Providing a new beginning

To be lived as if it were your last —

Every minute being a gift.

kenne

Turkey Vultures March 2013

Ragged Rock Flower (Crossosoma bigelovii)   Leave a comment

Ragged Rock Flower (1 of 1)-2 blogRagged Rock Flower (Crossosoma bigelovii) — Image by kenne

I photograph nature because nature touches me.

— kenne

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!   1 comment

TucsonTucson Basin — Computer Painting by kenne

Wishing everyone a super Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time together.

— kenne

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

— William Blake

Migrating Turkey Vultures, A Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Migrating Turkey Vultures at Their Tanque Verde Wash Stopover (October 15, 2016) — Images by kenne
(Click on any images to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

The turkey vulture count has been down this October. One reason for the lower count might be due to the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department doing major pipe construction alone the north side of the Tanque Verde wash near where the big birds spend early mornings before continuing their migration south. There is no doubt some irony found in nature’s sanitation department having to put-up with the county’s sanitation department.

— kenne

 

 

Migrating Turkey Vultures   Leave a comment

turkey-vultures-1-of-1-blogMigrating Turkey Vultures — Image by kenne

As turkey vultures migrate south this time of year, many roost overnight near our neighborhood. Each morning they start circling above to catch the current in their journey to Mexico. 

On a recent cloudy morning they were literally circling directly above our house, so I was able to capture several against the light-gray sky. The images were basically silhouettes against the sky. I wanted to share them, but not in the moment I had captured. So, with the help of Photoshop I layered four images together, then gave them a partly cloudy, somewhat dramatic background creating the above image that speaks to me. Maybe it will speak to you.

— kenne

Vultures Fly For Cover   2 comments

Vultures (1 of 1)-4It’s migration time for Turkey Vulture, so it’s not unusual to see a lot of these big vultures in the morning and late afternoon.

Vultures (1 of 1)-5Storms have been in the area with 30-40 mph wind gusts. We live near the Tanque Verde Wash where many of the migrating 

Vultures (1 of 1)-6birds roost overnight in the cottonwoods near the wash. Yesterday afternoon storms in southern Arizona caused the migrating 

Vultures (1 of 1)-13vultures to start coming in early by the hundreds. Some landed in dead trees near  

Vultures (1 of 1)-14Tanuri Ridge where I was able to take these photos,

Vultures (1 of 1)after which they took off across the wash to spend the night in cottonwoods south of the wash.

Vultures (1 of 1)-19 blogHundreds of turkey vultures flying in from the approaching storm. — Images by kenne

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