Think of a shorebird. I’m guessing that a godwit, or whimbrel, or sanderling came to mind. What about a turkey vulture?
Certainly not among my list of shorebirds, and yet, I see turkey vultures on my beach walks about as often as I see godwits and whimbrels.
I’ve blogged about them here annually. But they’re not a popular read (jellies and jelly blobs are preferred). So I’ve added Turkey Vultures to my Creature Features to make their story more accessible. I’ll probably keep writing about them because they’re fascinating and should be appreciated for their extremely important role in nature.
If you want to learn about how great and gorgeous turkey vultures are, here’s more detail from me. Other posts that include turkey vultures are Dead on a Beach and my first sighting, Vultures on the Beach.