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Arrival of turkey vultures an unlikely harbinger of spring

Caught in the bright sun of late morning, the red head of an adult turkey vulture glows against its black feathers. (photo: Bill Danielson)
Caught in the bright sun of late morning, the red head of an adult turkey vulture glows against its black feathers. (photo: Bill Danielson)
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You can hear it in the morning air. The songs of spring are starting to leak through the dark veil of late winter. The cardinals are singing again and the titmice are starting to join the fugue, beautiful signs that winter is losing her grip and we will soon be in the warm embrace of spring. One of the most interesting signs of the change of season is the return of the turkey vulture (Cathartes ...

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safny
March 20, 2013
8:23 p.m.

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Interesting article. Thanks.

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