Thursday, February 08, 2007

Where do the Vultures go?

For a few days we had cold, rainy weather and there was not a vulture to be found. Yesterday the sun came back out and it was absolutely glorious. Still cool, but with the brilliant sunshine it warmed up into the 70s by afternoon. Odie and I were up pretty early for a walk along the nature trail this morning and we saw all the vultures back on their perches, silhouetted against the morning sky. I'm learning to like the Vultures. They're clean - no messy nests, and they keep the area clean by eating any dead stuff. There's lots of road kill around here for them, it doesn't stay on the road for long! They keep their distance. Spooking easily, they'll take off from their perch with a deep 'swooshing' sound of their big wings. Sure do wonder where they go in the cold.

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