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There was a dead rabbit on the dirt road by my house and before long there were 5 Buzzards cleaning up the mess. This big guy had finished it's lunch and was watching the others. It only took them about 20 minutes and the rabbit was gone. They do a great job of keeping the desert clear of the dead critters. They are so big it is almost scary getting close to them. For this shot I managed to get around 20 feet from him, I could tell if I got any closer he or she? was going to leave. I don't think he can fit in my birdhouse LOL.. It's amazing how they can glide for hours searching the ground with there also amazing eye site. I cropped this photo way down to get the really close view of that pretty face.


bubbalinn - Sep 27, 2010 11:11 AM EDT
Hi Ann, Ain't it perty? LOL.. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, I glad you liked my photo. It sure would be scary if he went after me, good thing they just like dead things :-)
A.Lovely - Sep 26, 2010 05:41 PM EDT
A face only a Mother could love. Great capture, Alan! Good thing you kept moving Alan or this bird might have thought it had desert hanging around. :-)
bubbalinn - Sep 21, 2010 01:33 PM EDT
Hi Bruce and Karen, Thanks very much for dropping by and for your nice comments. Yea Bruce they do seem to have it pretty nice. It is something how they float around and can cover miles with ease. That would be scary Karen, you can't out run them LOL..
Karen Moen - Sep 21, 2010 12:12 PM EDT
Excellent close-up portrait. I know what you mean about their size. I once had two of them coming right at me as they glided low to roost on the roof of a house behind me. It certainly gave me a scare! Lol!
Alfresco - Sep 20, 2010 12:07 AM EDT
Nice portrait, it reminds me of a guy I once worked with. I'm convinced that these guys are the happiest critters around; they enjoy most of the day lazily soaring around on the thermals, and occasionally get a warm meal for free and share it with family and friends. That's living!!
bubbalinn - Sep 17, 2010 09:04 AM EDT
Hi Julie and Beverly, ♥ Thanks ♥ for looking at my pretty photo LOL, I'm glad you enjoyed it... ~Alan~
talsi - Sep 16, 2010 10:53 PM EDT
Homely bird but nice close up
JulieMetott - Sep 16, 2010 09:14 PM EDT
While I might argue you on the pretty face it is an excellent close up even considering it was cropped, superb detail .

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