It’s International Vulture Appreciation Day! Yes, that really is a ‘day.’
These scavengers, while not particularly pretty, are essential to the Earth’s ecosystem. They only eat carrion helping to perform the role of garbage man and preventing the spread of disease from carcasses.
Here a Turkey Vulture circles overhead in Longmont, Colorado back in July. I think it thought I and my friend were going to be a meal. ;-)?