My first sighting of Turkey Vultures at the Village Creek Drying Beds was of a small group of migrating birds flying high in the sky.

It wasn’t long, however, before I discovered several more much close to the ground. A juvenile sitting in the trees along the north side of the property first caught my attention.

As I made my way over to him, I noticed several more vultures feed amongst the tall grass of an adjacent drying bed.

Soon more vultures joined the first group, including one that glided in directly over my position.

I never was able to determine just what it was the big black birds were feeding on.

Observation Details

County Tarrant
City Arlington
Date Oct 7, 2012
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Feeding, Migration
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Turkey Vulture Observation Location

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