Another Saturday, another road trip since it wasn't snowing or raining or threatening to snow or rain.
This time, TB and I decided to do one of the North Carolina Scenic Byways that we hadn't done in the past - the one called North Durham. It really wasn't done in hopes of getting any good snapshots. I've decided that winter in North Carolina just isn't that conducive to taking photos that show off the countryside to its best. Frankly, NC is just brown, brown and more brown with green being supplied by our pine trees. Sometimes we get snow, but TB and I aren't taking any day trips when it snows as southern drivers can't drive in snow and the transportation departments don't scrape and salt those back country roads we like to drive on.
But we did see birds. On a back gravel road we saw turkey vultures, so-called because they have red, featherless heads just like turkeys.
Then as we were on the last leg of the scenic byway, TB looks to left and says, "Wow, those are some really big crows on that tobacco barn."
I glanced up and slammed on the brakes as they weren't big crows, but black vultures. I rarely see black vultures as turkey vultures have crowded these vultures out of their territories. I parked the car across the road and went to take snapshots before they flew away.
We are also at the northern most part of their territory. You won't find the black vulture in any part of the United States except the South.
And, no, I'd rather not have them show up at the bird feeders in the small garden.