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Old 12-08-2009, 05:31 AM   #11
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I always thought that they were drying themselves out! I always see it the most after a big rain.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:16 PM   #12
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Yes, did you notice I said wings out, not bleaching. But I did mange to find my picture.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:22 PM   #13
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dragonfly01 After the Winters of..

Hanh mitakuyapi. After the winters of 1978/79, 81/82, & 2007/08, the vultures got so fat from cleaning up winter kills they could not launch from the ground. If you want to see screamingly funny, it's a reeeeally fat vulture waddling to a rock (with wings held out to the sides for balance), then clambering up on it, & launching in order to soar. Wings would flap, the birds would drop dona-hey feet, then as they caught the thermals, they would rise & begin to soar. And if they heard us dissolving from laughter as we laid in the brush & took pictures, they would turn & give us the most scathing looks.... If I can find the pictures, I'll post them. But if not, use your imaginations.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:30 PM   #14
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That's hilarious!
My yarden and I lean a little to the wild side.
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turkey, vultures

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