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Old 11-06-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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On the way to Bowman's Hill again, we were drawn to a halt by the sight of so many happy Black Vultures! They were in a tree, flying around and congregating on a carcass just off the road a bit.

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*EXCELLENT* shot, Sage! Wow!

I've seen turkey vultures, but not black vultures.
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They took turns standing atop the deer carcass, each staying for a few seconds, then hopping down so another could hop up. I'll add the vid if I can get it on YouTube.
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Thanks, dap!

You can tell by looking at their backs, which ones roost below the others!
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Thanks, dap!

You can tell by looking at their backs, which ones roost below the others!
You are welcome. I meant it.


....I'm about to go to bed and I just couldn't comprehend your second comment...then it finally hit me and I had to open the pic again to make sure I figured it out.
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Black vultures are a real nuisance here. They hang around our houses and sit on our roofs. They are not afraid. You can walk right up to them. I had a shallow water trough for the horses and they kept taking a bath in it. I had to buy a deeper one. I have to make sure I don't fill it too full or they will hang around it and poop in it.
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Sorry they are a nuisance for you, Ellen.
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A lot of vultures hang around here. Sometimes I will have 30 at a time on the fence with their wings spread catching the sun. They serve a very good purpose cleaning up dead animals.
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We had a friend with a VERY heavy accent trying to tell us there were Wulchers up the road. We did NOT believe him for the longest time because they hadn't made it this far North at that point. Apparently they had, because we was Soooo excited seeing and trying to tell us about those Wulchers!!!!
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