Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vulture visit

You just never know what a day will bring, my mother often says. And today the day brought vulture visitors.

First, a turkey vulture landed on a fence post across the street early this morning, then proceeded to open its wings and sun. Cool. I took several photos before it flew off. It returned later. Several times, in fact.

Later in the day, a black vulture joined the fence post gathering. A third vulture did, too (I didn't get his/her picture...they are rather shy creatures).

Believe it or not, turkey and black vultures are cool birds. For more information, read my article, "Scary Scavengers," that appeared in the October 2005 issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife. Did you know that vultures are extra clean birds? Consider all the dead stuff they eat, and that's plain amazing.


Lorilee said...

Hi Sherryl,
We've had them hang out on the highline poles behind our house. It drove the dogs crazy! We also were out on Coleto Lake last summer and saw a LARGE number of them roosting on an electrical mainline pole near the Coal Power plant there!

Kristin Lea said...

that reminds me of the picture you took with the moon in the background and they were sitting on a t.v. antenna. I totally loved that picture!

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