At the beginning of fall, a group of turkey buzzards moved into
the AT&T tower on the other corner of our block.
Turkey buzzards aren’t really pretty close up.
Fortunately, we don’t ever see them close up.
They’re quite large and look like they’re capable of carrying off your family cat.
But they only eat carrion.
I guess it’s not the greatest thing to have turkey buzzards
hanging around your house.
But at a distance,
as they’re wheeling over your house in the late afternoon,
the setting sun glints off their wings
and they look beautiful.