There are A LOT of turkey vultures in California. I had never seen one before and was very excited to see this very interesting looking bird.
When I first saw them flying overhead, I thought they were some type of hawk. But then I got closer and saw the distinct difference.
One morning a dead seal washed up on the shore in front of the place we were staying and the vultures descended en mass. The seal was removed by the end of the day, but the vultures remained.