Sunday (06-April-2014) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Turkey Vulture Soaring Under a Spring Moon. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 140, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec).

Turkey Vulture Soaring Under a Spring Moon. Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 140, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Soaring Under a Spring Moon. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 140, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)

For an earlier version of a Turkey Vulture flying past the moon check out (24-February-2007)

Tuesday (04-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2014 Road Trip Day 4. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Turkey Vulture on a power pole holding on during a wind gust at the entrance to Biolab Road. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens.

Turkey Vulture on a Power Pole Holding on During a Wind Gust. Bio Lab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture on a Power Pole Holding on During a Wind Gust. Bio Lab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

13-December-2012

Turkey Vultures

For the past several weeks as many (up to 100) turkey vultures have been spending their nights in the neighborhood. There are three houses and several other trees that they favor. The roofs of the homes are beginning to turn white.

The sky is clear today. I hope it stays clear tonight so I can do some night sky, star and meteor trails. Tonight is supposed to be good for the Geminid meteors.

Turkey Vulture in a Tree Waiting to Warm in the Morning Sun. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 FT1 adapter and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 160, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in a Tree Waiting to Warm in the Morning Sun. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 FT1 adapter and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 160, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture on a Rooftop Waiting to Warm in the Morning Sun. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 FT1 adapter and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 160, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture on a Rooftop Waiting to Warm in the Morning Sun. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 FT1 adapter and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 160, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vultures on a Rooftop Waiting to Warm in the Morning Sun. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 FT1 adapter and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 160, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vultures on a Rooftop Waiting to Warm in the Morning Sun. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 FT1 adapter and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 160, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)