While out for a drive on Wednesday morning I could see a large bird circling overhead and I was hoping it was a Turkey Vulture. And it was! How wonderful, I thought, for this was only my second sighting of Vultures this spring and I hadn`t yet gotten any pictures of one. As I watched it circling and getting closer I drove off onto a side road and into a parking area by a lake adjacent to the street. Getting out of the car I couldn`t believe my luck with such a close opportunity. Focusing my camera I took my first photo; then nothing else happened. Dead batteries! Going out again in the afternoon I saw two more Turkey Vultures on two different sightings. Again I encounter -ed camera problems for at this time my camera was set for single shots instead of a rapid continous series of shots. However the two pictures I was able to get shows the beauty and gracefullness of this large carrion eating bird. The Vulture`s flight feathers take on a greyish, silvery appearance when viewed from underneath and this can be seen in the photos.
I had no problems on this occasion of deciding which photos to post for these three are the only ones that I had taken.