Birds of a Feather ...
Monday 9 February 2015 — Category: Shooting
California Central Coast last month to visit my parents in Santa Maria, I found that I didn’t have to go to special places, like Montaña de Oro or Jalama, in order to get some interesting shots.
One morning as I was taking a walk in my parents’ neighborhood with my family and my ever-present pocket camera, I noticed these turkey vultures sitting together on the roof of a house. I don’t think I have every seen four large birds of prey in a group like that ... quite unusual!
Were they drawn there by the model of another large bird of prey on the weather vane? Was this roof their club house, and the fake eagle their mascot? Or were they hoping to snag a stray squirrel or duck from nearby Waller Park?
Perhaps they were on the lookout for a more substantial meal ... like a lone golfer at the Santa Maria Country Club golf course, right on the other side of this house?!
Whatever their motive, they were for sure living up to the old adage: Birds of a feather flock together.
This has already been a good year for wildlife photos, and it is not even mid-February yet! You can see all 45 images in the Wildlife 2015 album.
For the other photo outings from my January trip to California, don’t miss these other articles and albums: