Thought it was a large elongated rooster on the loose
(Niagara / Lake Erie)
I was driving along the Caisterville Road around 1 pm on June 25 2014, just 1/2 kilometre before reaching Caisterville, Ontario (a village in the Niagara/Lake Erie area).
Walking on the opposite side of the road was this bird that looked like a giant elongated rooster.
There are a lot of farms with free range chickens in the area, so I just thought it had wandered astray.
Curious, I turned the car around and headed back towards the bird.
As I approached I noticed there were about five more Turkey Vultures grazing in the field next to the road.
Their feathers had a lot of rusty coloured ones mixed amongst the black. That's why I'd mistaken the one for a rooster to begin with.
I felt lucky to get so close to them, but they were too shy for a close up.
They were enormous and when they all flew up together it was an impressive sight!