Outdoor Resorts, Melbourne Beach, FL
August 21 to October 29
Turkey Vulture

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Last year was the first time I ever saw a Turkey Vulture up close. This year I was walking the beach and saw movement in the dune area. As I walked up to the dune I saw a Turkey Vulture digging in a turtle nest.

As I walked up to the Vulture it stopped digging and looked at me.

Then it flew up into a near by tree and kept looking at me.

I stepped back about 15 feet and the vulture came back to the nest.

It found an egg which still had a turtle in it.

Having turtle for lunch.

I walked back up to the nest and he flew back into the tree.

I guess he was not happy that I was there. So I left.
About 2 weeks later the nest and part of this tree was washed away by the erosion.

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