I think this photo of a turkey vulture cleaning her/his feathers looks like the bird is wrapped in a feather shawl. I watched this vulture for over an hour cleaning every single feather on her body. She ran every feather through her mouth. If you look at this image in the largest sizes, you will see that there were, nonetheless, problems with quite a few of the feathers. I was kneeling on the ground with my big 200 - 400mm lens. I wanted the bird to fly off so that I could capture her in flight. After an hour and a half, my arms and legs were shaking; my knees were in agony from kneeling on the rocks and I was afraid I would have to give up. Both vultures I was watching finally flew off, but they really took their time with their grooming, wing warming, etc. Be sure to look at this in the larger sizes. You can really see the feather detail well. Have a great day everyone!
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