1/11/2008

Black & Turkey Vultures





The sequence of the pictures is outta wack. The top picture I snapped right at the end not expecting much. If you look closely the picture actually has a UFO in it. As I snapped it I notice something darting to the right. I think it was a red tailed hawk although I didn't get a decent look at it. Keep snapping you never know what will turn up!

3 comments:

Bevson said...

Hey! Nice series. I didn't think anyone else would deign to write about vultures. I'll be back to visit soon!!!

RuthieJ said...

Hi Owlman,
Is that a Black Vulture in with the Turkey Vultures in the bottom picture?

Owlman said...

Thanks for the comment Bevson. I actually like vultures. The weird thing is that they are not found in suburban areas in South Africa so I was surprised to see Vultures in built up areas when I got over to the States. I guess the reason for them not being in built up areas in SA is because there are no deer or squirrels running around.
Ruthiej, yip that's a Black Vulture. They have increased their numbers around here over the past 10 years and they are pretty common now. I remember mentioning to a birder in 1999 that I saw a pair of Black Vulture around here and they were very skeptical because they were pretty uncommon. Nowadays they are a dime a dozen. I was hoping that the Black Vultures would also sun their wings but they didn’t comply!