Avg Weight: 4.4 pounds. Avg Wingspan: 68 inches.
The turkey vulture is nature’s cleanup crew. Aided by keen eyes and an excellent sense of smell, it finds the dead animals and scavenges almost exclusively on carrion. The photo above was taken this summer at Bluff Lake. The close-up was taken in 2016.
Weight: 0.53 oz. Wingspan 8.7 in.
The Lazuli Bunting is a western songbird that migrates to and nests in Colorado during warm weather. The male is a colorful bird with blue of a lapis gemstone on its head, orange throat, white breast with black and white bars on his wings. The photos were taken this summer at Bluff Lake.
Bird Walks Sept. 4 and Oct. 2, 8 – 10am.
Join George Ho and other bird experts for a free guided walk around Bluff Lake. All are welcome. Bring your own binoculars or borrowed ones will be available. 11255 MLK Blvd. BluffLake.org
Photos and information by George Ho