Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
Vultures! I don't know if I've ever seen one, but they are scary to me.
They soar beautifully in the air, but are not attractive up close as you can see in my picture. No need to be frightened of them as they seldom attack anything alive. Thank you for your comment.
You are right, but the truth is that the vulture is a wonderful and valuable bird and it's too bad we don't see it that way.Hmmm...why do you suppose I so often find vultures circling over my head?
Lowell, you are correct. The Turkey Vulture, pictured above, as well as other vultures, are highly valuable for removing diseased carcasses from the environment. Their droppings contain few bacteria as their digestion is highly acid. A flock of vultures circling in the air is called a kettle. If they are roosting in trees they are a committee or venue, and if they are feeding they are called a wake. Lowell, you are going to have to stop wearing that dead mule aftershave lotion if you want that kettle of vultures to go away.
Ah! Bobolinks are my kind of bired. Vultures, not so much. :)
Neat shots! I always like seeing any birds, no matter what they are.
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We have lots of vultures around here. They are not very pleasant to look at are they? I've always associated them with road kill.
They are ugly critters up close, but beautiful soaring in the air so it depends on how you see them.
Two very different birds indeed. The Vulture shot was so cool looking. They are sort of creepy looking birds but also fascinating. I love sweet songbirds.
In Florida, where I spend the winter, there are a great many scavengers like the turkey vulture. I have become a lot more comfortable around them and appreciate their role in tidying up the other animals that reach the end of the line.
I'm one to appreciate the turkey vultures -- they do a good job of cleaning up nature's garbage. :)
Cool picture of the vulture on the roof! I love seeing them with their wings spread out, warming up in the sun.
I saw once some turkey buzzards (or so my brother-in-law called them) in Georgia, but it was a long time ago and I am not even sure they classify as vultures...
The terms vulture and buzzard are used interchangeable. It is the same bird.