Wednesday, March 7, 2007

This is for the Birds


If the movie "The Birds" freaked you out, you would not like hanging out at Bipsy's place. For a while there were like 30 turkey vultures hanging out in her trees. It was like the swallows landing at Capistrano, only vultures.

Here's a close up I got of two of them in the trees:


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I got one flying off into the sunset:


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Finally, here's the neatest thing....they decided that I was getting on their nerves taking pictures, so they flew to Bipsy's neighbor's property and they all picked a fence post to perch on. They sat, staring up at her house, like they were collectively going to keep a keen eye on me. Yesterday when I went up, they had moved on. Not one of them were anywhere to be seen. They had been there for a couple of weeks, but it must have just been a temporary rest stop. The coolest thing about them is the sound it made when they all took off flying at once. Like the rushing of a thousand wings. I tried to get it on video, but it was not meant to be.


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2 comments:

Elliemarie said...

I love turkey vultures! There is a conservation area about 1/2 hour from home that has a canyon that turkey vultures nest in. Chris and I go usually once a year and have a great time watching them. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Holli said...

I've never even heard of turkey vultures and Ellie loves them... that struck me so funny for some reason. Anyways... the fence post picture was cool!