Magpie and Turkey vulture
- I happened to catch a photo of this magpie and turkey vulture earlier this
week along highway 35 between Lipton and Fort Q. At first sight I thought it
was a magpie in the ditch inspecting a black garbage bag. On closer view I
could see the garbage bag had a head, devoid of feathers and probably red.
(I'm a bit colour blind at distances). A perfect photo op but by the time
I'd slowed down, turned around and got the camera out, they flew a short
distance and landed in a nearby tree. I did get a picture of them , not very
good, but it shows the size difference in the two birds.