We saw a Turkey Vulture
by Lee & Selina Jeanneault
(Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
Turkey Vulture close-up
Travelling to Hagar, Ontario, Hwy 535, we spotted a scary looking large size bird, pink/red head and black body ..... it appeared to be eating roadkill.
As we drove past the large bird, it did not move. We have never seen a bird like this in our area. I had to look it up when we got home and found it on this site.
It was definitely a Turkey Vulture ... interesting.Yes, are in the very northern part of the summer range of the Turkey Vulture, so they are not often sighted around Sudbury - you were lucky to see this one!
The picture of a Turkey Vulture on this page, is courtesy of Dreamstime
Here is a link to a Summer Distribution Map of the Turkey Vulture throughout North America.