After seeing the first Turkey Vulture of the season this past Thursday, I keep seeing more reports on Facebook, Twitter, and the Ohio Birds Listserv of turkey vultures. Here is one of our early arrivals gliding above the water of Thoreau Pond at Blendon Woods.
For those of you that are new to studying large gliding birds, the give-away for turkey vultures is the two-toned aspect of the undersides of their wings. The red bald head, if you can see it, is also distinctive. Look for these things on a turkey vulture coming soon to you.