Turkey Vultures aren't too common in my foothills community, but they pass through in large kettles occasionally. I found this lone TV this morning. I had the sun to my back, but had to use the flash to get the bird to actually show up in the photo. I like that was able to capture the redness around the eye and bill and the light tip of the bill.
American Robins are plentiful and this was a long-distance shot. Again, just playing with camera settings. I was really after a really beautiful leucistic robin that wasn't cooperating with me and my weak photographer skills. This robin was almost pure white on the head back and wings, but still had the crisp orange breast. I hope it sticks around and gives me another chance to photograph it.
Below is Avimor's nesting Long-eared Owl. She was really hunkered way down in the nest making for uninspiring photos, but yet giving the viewing public a bit of understanding of why Long-eared Owls are missing on many a birder's life list. Many birders might pass by this "old magpie nest" without giving it a second look. I just got lucky one day a week ago and saw those bunny ears sticking up. You can kind of see the orange facial disc and one of the white crescents. What an awesome bird!
Now how many birders get to practice photography on Long-Eared Owls?