Two adult Turkey Vultures visited the waters near my home. While they tolerated my presence when I took pictures, it wasn’t until the next day that I finally figured out what they were doing there. They were feeding on the carcass of a skunk along the beach but chose to perch on a piling and a dock as they waited out some competition from a raven.
One Turkey Vulture spent its time on a piling.
The other spent its time on the railing of an adjacent dock.
The raven that shared the carcass with them stopped by and was eyed, but ignored.
Bellies full, the vultures chose to fly off.
And it’s away.