Nature Photo of the Week – Birds Return From Their Winter Homes
The return of birds to Ontario after a long Winter signals warmer weather & better days ahead. One of the more interesting are Turkey Vultures which return each spring from their winter homes in the Southern U.S. and Central America. Turkey Vultures are large, dark birds with sharply hooked beaks and a wingspan of up to 6 feet. They roost in trees at night coming in for a landing in the late afternoon after a day of soaring in the thermal updrafts of the Niagara Escarpment.
Photo Credit and Commentary: Gary Cauthers, Glen Huron