As we strolled the path at Hamilton Wetlands in Novato, we came upon a “wake” of Turkey Vultures. They were scrambling around rooftops, angling for scraps from a Red-tailed Hawk who was eating a meal. The meal looked to be a poor, deceased Coot.
A few of the vultures scooted away from the mob, toward the water. They were perfectly framed, with the sun brightening their scarlet visage.