Day 77- Turkey Vultures- Haibun Journey View From My Window

My window on this grey cold day is the window of the van. My first interesting sighting was a huge hawk sitting on a fence post. Then I saw a large group of turkey vultures sailing in an ever widening circle. I looked to see what they were circling and found a tree hosting the largest grouping of turkey vultures I have ever seen. There could have been hundreds. (A group of turkey Vultures is called a wake or a kettle.)

Later, I see flocks of small birds roosting in birch trees. I spy a Canadian goose gliding along at eye level across a frosted field. Then I see a frozen lake with the banks dotted with geese. A few doves and several flocks of starlings fly across my path. Soon my view is thwarted by the setting sun, a pale yellow glare gazing through the black silhouette of bare winter trees.

winter afternoon
in the glaring sun
birds fill the skies

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near dusk
convention of turkey vultures
causes tree to groan