I know what you mean David. I'm going through pretty much the same thing here. Last night on the way home, a good 4 hours before sunset, alongside the highway was a newborn fawn. Young as I've ever seen, it still had all the spots on its sides. All alone, it waited till I came to a complete stop beside it, then suddenly turned and ran to the trees, maybe 100 feet off. I never did see a mother or any other fawns. All the time I kept thinking, "Camera! Camera! Camera!" Which of course, was not handy. John
Hi Guys,Sorry for the late reply. I am back on the east coast dealing with mom and guardianship work. 2 days before I flew out, there were 4 or 5 turkey vultures on a deer carcus off the road near home. One of them was standing on the fence with his wings extended out just standing like that and he turn back and forth. I thought mating stuff?? But while the others were eating? Or perhaps trying to scare the others away.Also, almost every morning if I pass an area just after sunrise there is a black young cat who is always sitting on a rounded fence post looking at the ground. I must try to stop and see if I can get a picture and not have him run off. :)
David and the CoolCyberCats
i can only imagine! that must have been amazing!
A couple mornings ago, on the way to work, a hundred feet or so off the highway and a little downhill, is a big meadow with a small chain-link fence enclosure, only about 8 feet by 8 feet, by 8 feet tall. Why it's there I can't very well imagine but that morning, there were more than 20 vultures there. Some were inside the enclosure, some outside and some sitting on it. I didn't see any animal carcasses around. It was, as far as I could tell, just some big vulture convention. It was classic. Jet-black bodies, bright red heads and pure white tufts of feathers around the necks. Would have made a terrific picture for the opening of a horror movie. I'd love to have got a picture of them but couldn't really stop on the highway. It was one of those "never forget it" sights. John