Sentinels at the Gate

Like sentinels at the gate, several turkey vultures give off their warning sign to an unwelcome photographer along a horse fence at Glenholme. But don’t think these guards work for peanuts, they don’t. Instead they prefer to scavenge carrion. The raptors, first discovered nesting in Connecticut in the 1930s, can have a wingspan of up to six feet.

~ David Dunleavy