A bit of turkey vulture flashing going on from a couple of weeks ago. For some reason, Joe wasn’t too keen to check out what Dave had to offer and ignored him. 🙂
In truth, the turkey vulture was simply warming up. It is a fun display to watch as they do this every morning, stretching and soaking in the sun. Once warmed up, the committee of vultures will head off to hunt, usually in a group.
Groups of turkey vultures actually have a few names and which one you use depends on what they are doing. “Committee” usually refers to a group of them resting in a single location. Such was the case with these two as they and another dozen or so were on a tall, high-tension power pole. When they are flying as a group, they will be called a “kettle.” Lastly, the term “wake” is also used to refer to a group of them, usually when feeding on a corpse. That certainly seems appropriate.