Sighting of Turkey Vulture
by Philip D'Souza
(Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
I live in Oakville, Ontario. This morning as I was on my way to the library, I saw what seemed to be a Turkey Vulture.
I have seen various Vultures flying high in the sky but this was the first time that I spotted this one as it was eating a small animal on the ground.
There was a strong smell of skunk but as this animal was pretty messy I could not tell for sure.
I have had a fairly keen interest in birds, but this is the first time that I have seen this one so close.
I am not too sure which group this bird belongs to. It has a reddish head, white tipped beak and brown / black feathers (looks more black than brown).
It is unfortunate that I did not have my camera with me.
I hope you find this of interest.Thanks for sending us your report, Philip, and from your description, I think that certainly was a Turkey Vulture that you saw.