Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday Birdblogging





Feral Liberal has shared some of his great bird pictures with us today, and yes, those are vultures you see busily cleaning up our world for us. And the heron above just chose a perfect moment to land in his backyard - Feral's backyard and the heron's - so you can experience one of those terrific times when all aerial arts are displayed.

Buzzards/vultures are beneficial for their cleanup skills, and are rather fun to look at too.

I once found a stuffed small vulture that my kids loved putting up on the Xmas tree, in a back place by my request, just to make their friends go 'ewwwww'.

from a vulture fan; "The vulture is the most crucial avian scavenger in the world, and plays a very important part in maintaining the health and beauty of our environment. " at http://www.vultures.homestead.com/ The same site has several varieties of vulture for you to learn about, but I'm sure that Feral's, like my local birds, are turkey vultures.

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3 Comments:

Blogger WGG, Rogue Scholar & Tokin Lib'rul said...

You need to visit Hinckley, Ohio, for the annual buzzard-fest...

10:59 AM  
Blogger FeralLiberal said...

I hear there's some old buzzards hanging around in New Mexico too, Woody :)

And yes, those are turkey vultures.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous larry, dfh said...

A woman I knew had vultures that would roost in her trees. They were very smart and social, and would walk single file behind her donkey and frolic in the pasture. Particularly the Black Vultures. She once butchered some chickens and left the offal for the vultures under their tree, and they flew off and didn't return. They were grossed out!

4:55 PM  

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