This does look ominous, but these Turkey Vultures are just drying off.

Richard Hansen noticed these Turkey Vultures with their wings outstretched. They do this to dry off, warm up on cold days, and also to let the sun burn off any microbes from their job of eating carrion.

Here's a rare photo of a Turkey Vulture chick perched above his/her next in a snag taken a few years ago. Terry Bold was the lucky person who spotted this while hiking with her dogs in dense woods.

Thanks to Richard and Terry for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

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