On Sunday, the same thing occurred. A neighbor called to ask if I had seen them. And what were they doing he asked? He said at least six of them were behind his fence. He was concerned for his dog and put him inside. I told him I would try to see what I could find out.
Yesterday, they were back. I got out my camera. I needed to photograph this. Then I saw one stop and I tried to get a close-up. Yikes. This was one large and ugly creature.
Turns out they are turkey vultures. They were around here many moons ago when I first moved to the area, but I have not seen one in at least 30 years.
And here he is sun-bathing:
Bring back the hawks. These birds are creepy. Just in time for Halloween I guess.