A few minutes ago, I was watching "our" resident Turkey Vulture circling & swooping low (<30ft) all around our backyard and then settling on a back corner tree to spread its wings in the sun. A Raven swooped down and was immediately mobbed by three crows, until it circled back over the TV and was chased away. The large size and the wedge tail was immediately recognizable, even w/o the mobbing crows. For several weeks there has been a deer carcass just outside the SE corner of our deer-fenced yard, which is why the TV and the Raven are interested.
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