There were seven turkey vultures in all. We were kept amused as we watched them gather together on the fence, flap around, and circle around overhead.
I put together some clips from Jamie's video footage. It would have been better if we had a tripod with us, but it's still fun to watch these interesting birds. :)
Remember to watch the video in fullscreen for the full affect.
Mama deer has been staying on the property since her recent baby was born. While mama deer comes to visit us, she leaves her fawn off in the tall grasses and woods to keep her safe. We get glimpses of the two of them together every now and then.
Look how high baby can jump already! She's growing so fast!
My evening run was interrupted for a bit when I met up with mama and baby on our trail just ahead of me. I went and got my camera in time to get one quick pic as mama headed to drop baby back off in the woods again. So fun to watch them! :)
St. Mary's Peak obscured in the rain clouds behind the pond and barn.
The colors in this photo caught my eye after leaving the refuge.
Always something to pull over and stop for. :)
As we took the backroads home, we stopped to watch and photograph a flock of turkey vultures. While doing so, this bald eagle flew overhead and landed off in the field.
I captured several cool photos of the vultures, so they will be featured in their own post.
Coming up next... :)
Our mama deer. She comes to visit almost every day. Sometimes twice a day, morning and evening. She had a young one with her at times, but now that it's getting older, it doesn't always come with her. But mama deer knows us well and comes to visit quite regularly. I'm always delighted to see her. Looks like she's got another baby coming. :)
We've been in the midst of a very rainy, stormy weather pattern lately, with a few little glimpses of sunshine here and there in between. After a pretty good thunderstorm last night and continuing heavy rain and clouds today, we had some sunshine move in over the mountains for a bit.
As I drove the backroads home from work tonight, heavy rain clouds were once again moving in. I couldn't resist stopping for a few pics along the way. :)
Here comes the rain.
I must say that wild turkeys have such strange looking heads!!
But they are rather interesting to watch, and to hear gobble. :)
Yesterday's nature moment. :)
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We got a chance to see some more elk on our way home from a hike the other day.
This group was quite a bit smaller than the herd we saw a month ago (still need to sort pics for that blog post), but they are always interesting to stop and watch for a bit. :)
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