Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
The Pinery Provincial Park is a park located on Lake Huron near Grand Bend, Ontario. When I arrived late in the day, the weather could be best described as wet and miserable and I was not looking forward to pitching my tent and spending many hours inside of it. I was happy though that the drizzle kept the vultures huddled in the trees close enough to the ground so that I could move in close for some photos.
Turkey vulture with wings spread to try and deflect the drizzle.
A rather damp turkey vulture finds a somewhat sheltered tree limb in which to hunker down for a drizzly night.
The area encompassed by the Pinery contains a variety of woodland vegetation attracting many species of birds and insects.
Rufous-Sided Towhee/Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
The weather continued to be rather miserable the next morning so, after climbing up one of the hills, I turned around and got into my car and drove on to another location. My stay at Pinery Provincial Park was, therefore, much shorter than I had planned.