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The Pinery Provincial Park

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.

 

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