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For the love of vultures

Call me strange, but turkey vultures are some of my favorite birds.

As a kid I enjoyed watching them sail over our family farm, often a dozen or more at a time, easily riding air currents so weak hawks had to flap their wings to stay aloft.

I’m not sure why we had so many of what we inaccurately called buzzards, but they still seem more common there than in most places during the spring and summer.