Turkey vultures enjoying high winds

As that large storm front moved across the country, we had about 36 hours of sustained winds of 45 MPH with gusts breaking near 70. We observed vultures thoroughly enjoying the chance to soar at high speeds. Did you know that a group of vultures flying is called a “kettle”? The term “committee” refers to a group of vultures resting on the ground or in trees and a group of vultures that are feeding is a “wake”.

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  1. The first time I saw a turkey vulture I was driving solo from South Bend to Indianapolis. It swooped across the highway (31 S) and my windshield! I nearly had a heart attack! It was so very very large!!!

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