Thursday we were treated to the arrival of the turkey vultures. You can't mistake them.
Soaring with wings raised in a V and making wobbly circles, with long 'fingers' extending from the ends of their huge wings, they are fabulous flyers, riding thermals in the sky and using their keen sense of smell to find fresh carcasses. We watched them for over five minutes, and not one of them had to flap a single wing, just riding the air.
Be glad they are here. They are a consummate scavenger, cleaning up the countryside one bite of their sharply hooked bill at a time, and never mussing a feather on their bald heads.