Anne Elliott's photos with the Cathartes aura

Turkey Vulture talons

Turkey Vulture talons
This particular bird resides at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, southern Alberta, a wonderful place that rehabilitates and releases (whenever possible) various birds of prey - hawks, falcons, owls, Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, and Golden Ea…
Added on March  8, 2017

Turkey Vulture preening

Turkey Vulture preening
Yet another deep-freeze day, with a temperature of -22C (windchill -33C) at noon. Another few bitterly cold days, and things are supposed to warm up, thank goodness. My intention is to stay home in the warm - again.

This particular bird resides at the…
Added on January  9, 2017

Up close and personal with a Turkey Vulture

Up close and personal with a Turkey Vulture
"If you’ve gone looking for raptors on a clear day, your heart has probably leaped at the sight of a large, soaring bird in the distance– perhaps an eagle or osprey. But if it's soaring with its wings raised in a V and making wobbly circles, it's likely a…
Added on October 23, 2016

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture
"If you’ve gone looking for raptors on a clear day, your heart has probably leaped at the sight of a large, soaring bird in the distance– perhaps an eagle or osprey. But if it's soaring with its wings raised in a V and making wobbly circles, it's likely a…
Added on September 10, 2016

Happy Turkey (Vulture) Day to Americans, everywhere!

Happy Turkey (Vulture) Day to Americans, everywhere!
This evening, I photographed a "turkey" made from corn husks to use as my Happy Thanksgiving greeting. I tried everything under the sun but just couldn't end up with a photo I liked. So, I grabbed the next "best" thing - a Turkey (Vulture), lol. Hope a…
Added on November 28, 2013

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture
I photographed this Turkey Vulture last summer at the Coaldale Birds of Prey Centre, near Lethbridge, southern Alberta. It was just over a two-hour drive there and the temperature down south was 37C (98.6F)! They have injured birds there and they use th…
Added on April  7, 2008

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture
I have only ever seen a Turkey Vulture in the city on two occasions, both times flying very, very high. The Coaldale Birds of Prey Centre, near Lethbridge in southern Alberta, gives people the chance to see one of these amazing birds fairly close. The h…
Added on May 28, 2009

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture
Another bird of prey at the Coaldale Birds of Prey Centre was this Turkey Vulture. I clicked just at the wrong time, when the membrane was partly over its eyes, but you can see the irridescence in its feathers in this photo. I have only ever once seen o…
Added on July 24, 2007

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture
Another photo of the Turkey Vulture at the Coaldale Birds of Prey Centre.

On Monday, I spent a wonderful day with a friend who had asked if I'd like to go to the Coaldale Birds of Prey Centre, near Lethbridge, southern Alberta. It was just over a two-ho…
Added on July 29, 2007