Welcomed With Open Wings (and more)
During my early morning drive today I noticed a lack of turkey vultures in the sky. For a few minutes I wondered if maybe the carrion eaters had left the area until it warms up next spring. Then I rounded a corner and noticed many turkey vultures, most with their wings spread wide, warming up in the autumn sun and not a bit worried about me.
If I could change anything, I would have appreciated being able to photograph the turkey vultures without looking into the rising sun.
Turkey Vultures with Wings Open:
Not far from the turkey vultures I saw two flocks of wild turkeys, most of them young birds. Like the vultures, the turkeys did not seem worried about me either, even when I stood on the road to photograph them.
A red-tailed hawk on a utility pole did not stay on its perch when I pulled out the Nikon.
One of the nicest things I saw today was something I first saw last week in the rain. Today I was able to photograph a field of soybeans nearly ready for harvest with cover crops growing between the rows of beans. The soybeans will hopefully make a worthwhile income while the cover crops will hopefully retain some nitrogen and contribute to improved soil quality.
Soybeans with Cover Crops: