I was scouting the gravel roads of the Gull Rock game lands in eastern North Carolina when I found several Turkey Vultures perched on the tree. The game lands are close to Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge and can be excellent wildlife viewing areas. Turkey Vultures exist in a wide range of habitats from deserts to savannas and grasslands, to tropical and temperate forests. The bird’s range extends across much of the continental United States, into Central America, and throughout most of South America. Turkey Vultures are almost entirely carrion eaters and feed on medium-sized dead animals. These birds use their sight and acute sense of smell to find food during low level soaring flights.
Canon EOS 1D MKIII, EF 300mm F2.8 IS L USM lens, 2x Canon Teleconverter, Gitzo Monopod