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Old 02-27-2010, 12:02 PM   #51
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Still a bit
but since we're still on the topic of coyotes and wolves.....
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I was able to capture a shot of the pair I saw way off in the distance.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:30 PM   #52
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We have a great number of vultures around here and I usually see them on the beach etc.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:31 PM   #53
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Nice pics of those vultures! And havalotta, that pic of the coyte/woles in the distance has a sublime beauty to it. Thanks for sharing.
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Cool pics! I could count all five in the first photo.

I'm not a city boy, but I still remember my chagrin when I was at a camp with friends and pointed up to the circling bird and said, look a hawk (or eagle, I can't remember what I said). Our one friend turned and, half-chuckling, stated that they were turkey vultures.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:38 AM   #55
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This here is a fully outfitted vulture observation station. It has all the comforts of home including a barbecue and a barbecue pit. The buzzard watching was pretty good too.... there's feeding stations around it and the vultures feel safe in this area which is shut off to the public. They come to rest in the surrounding trees. There was one time I was here and there were at least 25... maybe 30 vultures up in the trees.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:17 PM   #56
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The vegetation from your picture is not from Illinois is it?

What attracts so many vultures to this location?
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:49 AM   #57
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We were staying in the FL Keys. That photo was taken on Key Largo. The buzzards hanging out there were turkey vultures. They had people bringing them road kill animals. Mostly cats from what I saw tossed out but there were all sorts of dead animals people were bringing them for the vultures. You would have liked sitting there looking out. There were never less than 5 vultures hanging out. Here's a black vulture from one of the other keys that I took just before we left.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:36 AM   #58
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Hubby would have to drag me back to the car if I ever had the chance to sit in a place like that. So serine yet full of life!
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:42 PM   #59
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Huh, long vulture thread. Makes me feel better. When three of these landed in my yard yesterday I checked my pulse.

Does he look like he wonders why I'm taking his picture, or if I'm dead yet?
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:06 AM   #60
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Seems funny looking at a bird with a head that appears to have slid down its body..Weird looking critter....
Like the headless horseman carrying it under its wing.
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