Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Cute Downy Baby Bird Alert! Well...um...Young Turkey Vultures on the Tuolumne River
It's not always a pleasant experience to realize there is something really big in the brush off to your side when walking alone on a trail. The Tuolumne River Parkway Trail is not exactly a wilderness with bears and mountain lions or other menacing creatures, but there is still a moment of uncertainty and doubt when some large animal makes that first detectable motion. I quickly looked around and could see that it was actually a pair of juvenile turkey vultures warming themselves on a fallen log. I've seen an adult in the immediate vicinity in the last couple of days, but I have no idea where their next was located.
So....hold your nose and politely say to the proud parents what lovely babies they are raising. It's the polite thing to do.