Merry Meet :)))
I have recently started working on trying to identify birds. For some of you that follow me you know that one of my spirit animals is the hawk :))) I have a family of red-tailed hawks that live in my backyard that I love to watch. Recently I was seeing huge flocks of what I thought were hawks. I noticed that the coloring was much different. So I set out to identify what type it may be and was suprised to find out they were turkey vultures.
I noticed that when I saw my hawk it always tended to be alone, and I would either see it sitting somewhere or it would fly by for a moment or two. Whereas the vultures would circle in the air. When you go to google images or look up the two birds it's very easy to see the difference. However, when they are wayyyyyyy up there in the air it can be very difficult to tell. Especially if the sun is shining brightly. If you look at the picture below you will see the similarities in structure on the bird. A huge difference is the head, but you can't always make that out when they are high above you. I've learned now to spot the color differences. I just found it interesting how similar these two birds looked and thought it might interest some of you.
I'm one who always loves learning new things. :))) I found a really nice blog post on Turkey Vultures here: http://seeingmiracleseveryday.blogspot.com/2009/11/behold-turkey-vulture.html She does a really nice job of explaining about turkey vultures and their spiritual reading. The following is a small bit of that blog post.
They have a really nice facebook page too for those of you on facebook the link is on the sidebar of the blog. I hope you enjoy!
Love and Blessings,