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Vultures

re: Vultures

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by » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:05 pm

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

re: Vultures

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by » Wed Jun 28, 2017 01:01 am

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. :)

 

 

 

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re: Vultures

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by » Mon Jun 26, 2017 07:30 pm

i can only imagine! that must have been amazing!

Vultures

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by » Fri Jun 23, 2017 02:01 pm

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

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