Just about everyday on my commute home from work, and as I approach the Folsom Blvd exit off of 50, I see one or two of these huge birds perched up on the arched lamp posts. I'm driving so its hard to see exactly what kind of bird(s) they are, but they are definitely not hawks.
Has anyone else seen them or know what they are? The other day, there were two with their wings outstretched but they didnt look like they were getting ready to take flight...just kinda hanging out. They aren't regal looking like the hawks and look sort of unkept so they may be young birds losing their baby feathers. I tried Googleing them up and have come up with Turkey Vultures. This seems to be the closest to what they could be.
Nevertheless, I love Folsom and the wildlife. It is beautiful here and I wouldnt trade it for anything else.