Tuesday (13-March-2018) — New Jersey

Late-Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

More images of the Turkey Vultures that have moved into the neighborhood. Images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens.



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Sunday (04-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

A large number of Turkey Vultures were circling in the late afternoon sun. Some started to land in one of my neighbor’s trees. I really don’t want them spending the night on my roof soiling and damaging the solar panels.  I may install a security camera on the roof.

Turkey Vulture in a Tree. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in a Tree. Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (13-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

The Turkey Vultures keep getting closer. There were nearly 40 in my neighbor’s yard and trees before I went out to take some pictures.

Two Turkey Vultures in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Two Turkey Vultures in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

Friday (02-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey — Turkey Vulture.

Several Turkey Vultures have been spending the night at the house next door. I do not want them roosting on my solar panels. Most of the birds flew off when I went out to take pictures, but this one stayed put and kept eyeing me.

Turkey Vulture in a pine tree on a windy winter day. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in a pine tree on a windy winter day. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in a pine tree on a windy winter day. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/680 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in a pine tree on a windy winter day. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/680 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in a pine tree on a windy winter day. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in a pine tree on a windy winter day. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)