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Old 07-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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My nephew sent me this picture of a bird about as other than hummer as they get. It was washing up after a lunch of squirrel.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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Cool! Never seen a bird that big at the bath...lol
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Yup.... that's about as other than hummer as you can get. I have bird baths and occasional vulture visitors but in ten years since I've had them stopping in.... I think I can count the times I've seen one at a birdbath on one hand. They really don't seem to use them so that's a one in a million photo you've got there.
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Awe he's sort of cute. Is that a mister you've added to your bath?
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:04 PM   #5
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My nephew's email with the photo attached email mentions a 'drip', so I'm thinking that's what it does. Our birdbath is a manually operated concrete model, but I'm thinking about going auto.
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I see the drip system. Maybe he was attracted to the dripping water> ? Does he visit your nephew a lot? Maybe I should break down and buy a dripper. I've been thinking about it for a while but they want quite a bit of $$$ for them and I figured I could do without. I'm gonna rethink that if your nephew says the vulture is a regular.
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Nate said this was a first. And the dead squirrel was probably a bigger draw than the water feature.
I was taking a walk down by our pond with a previous dog some years back when we came upon a black vulture. He had pushed his way so far into a thigh-high fetterbush thicket that he couldn't fold his wings back up. I decided put the dog away before I tried to help, but by the time I got back he was gone.
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My nephew sent me this picture of a bird about as other than hummer as they get. It was washing up after a lunch of squirrel.
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"About as other than a hummer as they get" LOL!

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Excellent photo! I'd never expect to see a vulture in a bird bath!
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While driving home today, I came across a turkey vulture on the road ahead of me. They are pretty big! It didn't seem to want to leave the roadkill despite my car getting ever closer (I was applying the brakes, just expecting it to fly off... I slowed and went around it.

Since I happened to have the camera in the car (never happens!), I went back and got one shot through my dirty windshield-- it looked kind of washed out until I adjusted the contrast...it is not quite as bad now.

This is a turkey vulture, right?
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