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Heading North   Leave a comment

Turkey Vultures (1 of 1)-60-72Turkey Vulture in Flight Over the Tanque Verde Wash — Image by kenne

Late afternoon
Brings the big birds
Circling in for a landing
In the dead trees
By the Tanque Verde Wash. 

Their stay will be brief
Before warming up
In the morning sun
Before liftoff, circling
Gaging the currents.

Each day for most of March
The turkey vultures return
In their journey north
To their northern home
Only to return next fall.

— kenne

Liftoff   1 comment

Turket Vultures Liftoff-72“Liftoff ” (Turkey Vulture in Dead Tree Along Tanque Verde Wash) — Image by kenne

 

Turkey Vulture Out On A Limb   Leave a comment

Turkey Vulture-B-W-art-blog-2Turkey Vulture Out On A Limb — Photo-Artistry by kenne

First he said:
It is the woman in us
That makes us write-
Let us acknowledge it-
Men would be silent.
We are not men
Therefore we can speak
And be conscious
(of the two sides)
Unbent by the sensual
As befits accuracy.

I then said:
Dare you make this
Your propaganda?

And he answered:
Am I not I-here?

— William Carlos Williams

The Migration Is Almost Over   2 comments

Turkey Vulture blogTurkey Vulture — Image by kenne

Each spring hundreds of turkey vultures roost overnight near Tanuri Ridge. The following morning they start circling as they continue their flight north. A few weeks ago we would count 250 or more taking off each morning. This morning the count was a half-dozen. There are thousands the migrate through the Tucson basin, Tanuri Ridge just one narrow corridor. I photographed this vulture as he flow over our house. The migration south will begin in early October.

— kenne 

Turkey Vulture   Leave a comment

turkey-vulture-blogTurkey Vulture — Image by kenne

I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.

— Debbie Harry

Turkey Vulture Art   2 comments

turkey-vulture-1-of-1-13-blogTurkey Vulture Computer Art by kenne

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar,
but in a city, with its blaze of lights,
it is unnatural and menacing.
It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers,
biding its time.

— W. Somerset Maugham 

Tanque Verde Grunge   1 comment

Vultures (1 of 1)-17 grunge art blogTurkey Vulture Near Tanque Verde Wash — Grunge Art by kenne

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