It was not a pretty bird
(Brantford, Ontario, Canada)
Saturday November 16th 2013, Powerline Road (almost at Smokey Hollow), time of day 11:00 am.
Two very large birds were spotted circling, then one came to rest on a fence post.
We kept driving as we were going to Smokey Hollow for their annual bazaar.
My passenger noticed different markings as I had to drive and mind the road.
Large feathers, dark brown with a red tinge and looked very oily.
The feathers reminded me of large feathers on a turkey.
My passenger said red cheeks and I noticed the beak to be large, bent, yellowish in colour more like a tan colour.
Can you tell me if this was a Vulture?It sounds to me as if this may have been a Turkey Vulture.