Thanks to a cold front passing through late Friday our temperatures have been mild and the humidity very low all weekend. This has brought us crystal clear skies and nearly unlimited visibility.
Today I managed to get a few frames of turkey vultures soaring on the thermals coming off the ridges.
Keep in mind that these guys have a wingspan approaching 6 feet.
As ugly as these birds are they sure are graceful in flight.
This bird must have covered nearly a mile before having to flap his wings.
I found a few geese resting in a nearby stock pond. For the past week or so we’ve started seeing the local flocks flying in formation and I’m guessing they’re helping the youngsters build up their endurance for the coming migration.
Our neighbors to the South will tell you that God must be a Tarheel because he made the sky Carolina blue. I don’t know about that but I can tell you that the colors are so crisp and bright that it almost hurts to look up.