Black Vultures

 
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I drove around the curve (if you look carefully, you will a bridge in the background; I live one short block away) and came across all these black vultures on a partly submerged deer carcass. They are very cagey birds and have a finite measure of safety. So I hid behind a telephone relay box, then started crossing the road, shooting as I went. Some became too wary to stay and flew to the tree - you can see some on the wing, but four stayed until the very last second. The carcass was picked clean. I guess they were digesting. Quite a flock of them. More than I've ever seen together, except for documentaries in Africa.

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Guest - Jan 21, 2007 01:52 PM EDT
Cool shot May, neat to see that many together. I've heard those Black Turkey Vultures are more aggressive than the common Turkey Vultures we have up North. They are a bit smaller, but I've heard they can take down small prey even young calves. Don
Guest - Jan 20, 2007 05:47 PM EDT
That must of been quite a sight to see, great photo. Carol
Guest - Jan 20, 2007 02:37 PM EDT
WOW!! very nice.

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