Guess who's here for dinner?
Wingspan 6 feet; length, 27 inches. Brownish/black body, the feather less head is black in immature birds, red in adults. Wings are held in a V when soaring unlike eagles which hold their wings straight out. Birds rock or appear unsteady in flight.
The type in the Yarmouth area are much smaller then the above description.
|1.||Chebogue||Pictures taken in Chebogue 2004. ( graphic content may be disturbing to some )|
||"Black vultures also lack the strong V-shape dihedral wing outline of turkey vultures, and they punctuate soaring glides with strong wing flaps. Their motion is hurried, as if they have to work at staying aloft. In contrast, turkey vultures have slower, deeper wing beats, and they flap less frequently." (S)|
This is at the Manor Inn just up the drive way they
are there constantly . there's five or six trees full of them
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From: anne marie breton <email@example.com>
Subject: Turkey Vulture in Chezzetcook Inlet- Oct 17/17To: firstname.lastname@example.org
From: "Horne, David" <email@example.com>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>Subject: VULTURE
3 turkey vultures in my back yard trees yesterday
MUSQ HR area
Thursday, January 19, 2017.
I am on the second lake up from Lake Milo in Yarmouth, just behind Villa St Joseph. I have been watching the vultures in the trees behind my house and across the street since Monday when I first noticed them soaring over the house. There were at least 20 roosting in the dead spruce trees on Monday. They have changed trees and I am seeing fewer in the last two days. The first day they filled two trees! I believe these are younger ones as the heads are black but the beaks are red.
From: Tanya Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Vulture To: email@example.com
Hi there,I have seen Turkey Vultures in my area lately and have a picture to share with you. Now that I know where to send them I will try for a better image. Thank you for making your resources available.
I am in Kingston, NS and have seen 4 turkey vultures in the last couple of weeks. 2 in my back yard and 2 across town.Cheers, Tanya
From: "HalifaxHO - Peter May" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Turkey Vulture ....again.
Turkey Vulture this morning between Bedford and Sackville ,..along the highway,flying directly upwind at tree top height...not a wing beat,....gliding upwind at about 20 miles an hour.
From: Adrian Hensler <email@example.com>To: firstname.lastname@example.org
We managed to get three pictures of vultures circling overhead in Halifax. Â My son Liam was quite excited as he is an avid bird watcher. Â The last time we had seen vultures was on a vacation to Florida. Adrian
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:52:08 -0300
I did not get a photo but I saw a turkey vulture about half way between Moncton NB and Amherst NS today on the side of the road 'snacking'.
Mary Margaret Lewis
"In whose hand (the LORD) is the soul
of every living thing,
and the breath
of all mankind."
The more southern of our two common vulture species, the Black Vulture flaps its wings rather frequently while it soars. It is more social than the Turkey Vulture, often traveling in large flocks.
Turkey Vulture has silvery area along the length of the wings, has longer wings, a longer tail, a red head (in adults), soars with wings held up in a V, and flaps very infrequentl.
Turkey Vultures are large dark birds with long, broad wings. Bigger than other raptors except eagles and condors, they have long "fingers" at their wingtips and long tails that extend past their toe tips in flight. When soaring, Turkey Vultures hold their wings slightly raised, making a ‘V’ when seen head-on.
I saw a turkey vulture while driving home from work yesterday around 5:00pm on the section of highway known as 'The Nine Mile' just past Exit 24 in Jordan Falls, Shelburne County. There were several crows and the vulture eating a raccoon carcass on the edge of the highway. I had never seen one of these birds before. I turned my car around and went back to try and get a photograph, but I only had my Blackberry, so the picture of it perched in the trees is indistinguishable. Quite an impressive creature!
July 26 2011
Sun, 03 Jul 2011
From: Noreen Rent <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: vulture
I think we saw a vulture today in the Mount Uniacke area. Definitely not a young bald eagle – all brown or black, as large as an eagle. I have seen vultures in Texas and that is what this appeared to be!
July 3, 2011
From: "jason doyle" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:06:55 -0300Subject: turkey vulture
seen 3 turkey vultures outside lawerencetown today
From: "Paul Widden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:09:12 -0500
I was examining some blurred photographs of birds of
prey that I had taken on Brier Island, Nova Scotia on
the afternoon of Thursday, Sept 24th., 2009, trying to
identify them, when I was astonished to realize that the
best ID I could come up with for the attached photograph
was that it was a turkey vulture. I did not expect
to see one at that location, and had never seen one
Date: Sat, 05 Sep 2009 16:21:23 -0300
From: "Robert Johnson" <email@example.com>
From: "Byron Feltmate" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Turkey Vulture
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:23:57 -0300
These were taken over the weekend of Aug 15 just outside Yarmouth. I had to chase them for awhile to get the shots I wanted but getting the pics (about 30) of these birds topped off a weekend in an area that comes close to being a photographer's dream. Loved the town and the surrounding area. Please feel free to post the pics if you would like.
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Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 15:59:44 -0300
From: "Darren DeWolfe" <email@example.com>
Here is a sampling of pictures taken today (July 2 /09) out near Chebogue Point. These are jpegs as captured by the camera. I've left them full sized. They aren't as sharp as I would like. My lens is apparently a bit soft at the furthest extent of its zoom range. Either that or I have to get better at hand holding the camera. These haven't been corrected, cleaned-up or cropped in photoshop or any other program, but they probably need to be. They were taken with a Nikon D40 using a 70-300 mm lens. I have more shots, but these three seemed to be the most useful.
Please click on pictures for enlargement
Webmaster Comment: Thank you for the
excellent shots Darren
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 19:49:54 -0300
From: Simon Clutterbuck
Subject: Turkey Vulture
I spotted a turkey vulture on the side of the highway eating a dead animal just outside Lower Sackville going towards Dartmouth today took me a while to identify it.
Just thought I would let you know sorry no pics.
Subject: Magazine Yarmouth-Turkey Vultures
Peak Periods---Feb.4th -14 Vultures on the ground feeding feb.6th 12 Turkey Vultures Feb.7th 15 Turkey Vultures.Feb .8th--11 Turkey Vultures.Feb. 10th. at 1:00 pm. there were 25 on the ground feeding. S.J.H.
Name: Turkey Vultures
Location: Corner of Town Point and Cheb.
Comments: Peak period to see birds seems to be between
12:00 noon and 1:00pm Jan.29 at that time-12
vultures.Jan. 30th at that time 14 vultures Feb.1st. 14
vultures and 2 Ravens. and on Jan 26th there was a red
tail hawk that dropped in.
Name: Turkey Vultures
Location: Chebogue Road
Comments: January 30th. 12:45 pm. There were 8 vultures on the ground feeding at that time. S.J.H.
On November 18, 2004 have seen 4 birds on digby neck long iland over ambulance office.. are they here over winter please inform .. juan duro
Thanks for the info that I received regarding turkey vultures! I had spotted 2 on Long Island last Friday. I have a few questions and would appreciate it, if you could help me with the answers to them.
J.Hard in Digby.
1) Where's the best place to study them around here?
2) Where do they nest?
3) What brought them here to N.S. as it's a tropical
4) Appr. how many turkey vultures are there around
5) What do they feed on? Road kill? Or the fish? Or
what kind of food are they looking for?
The following link will provide you with some
interesting information on this fascinating bird.
Question: I live on the mood rd.out by elenwood park. there was what we thought was a turkey vulture. But it looked more grey with a bald head and only a little red under it's neck. Would this be an immature bird? Thanks sally
Reply: I am not a bird expert but you assessment may be correct. They are not that spectacular looking and you would need a good look to see the markings . On report was that there were 6 on the road at same time Starrs Rd.
I have not yet been able to get a good picture of one. I have seen them on several occasions flying over Yarmouth
"Description Length: 66-81 cm. Adults: Head and upper
neck bare, skin crimson; rest of plumage blackish, paler
on flight feathers; bill stout and hooked, grayish
white. Immature: Similar but head and neck are covered
with dark, fur-like feathers." (2)
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