Hubby and I have tried numerous times to get pictures of them on the wing, but by the time we would look through the camera and find them in the sky, they would be too far to get a good photo.
They have quite a reputation for being, possibly, the ugliest bird around, but we think they are really cool. They are natures cleaner-uppers around here. You almost never see roadkill, except perhaps a few ears or feet, or just some fur. They are very thorough.
Yesterday, when I left the house, I could see one of these beauties in the distance right on the edge of the road. I pulled over to the side of the road, put my window down, turned off the radio, and inched forward ever so slowly. Neighbors probably thought I'd finally gone over the edge! But no. Turkey vultures are very skittish and don't much care to have their photo taken. My patience paid off.
Behind him is what's left of his rabbit breakfast. They don't kill what they eat, they just eat what's killed. They say rabbit tastes just like turk, er, chicken.
His work here is finished.