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Updated: 2017-02-02T04:45:50.501-06:00

 



We have lots and lots of them here in the Midwest....

2008-04-19T11:44:00.000-05:00

We have lots and lots of them here in the Midwest. I never paid attention to the fact that they might migrate! I love to watch them fly; it's amazing how something so ugly on the ground can be so mesmerizingly beautifly in the sky.



There are turkey vultures here, too, only they are...

2008-04-17T19:18:00.000-05:00

There are turkey vultures here, too, only they are called buzzards. Ther strangest day was an overcast day last fall when about 11 of them were sitting in a tree in front of our house. Then a huge flock of starlings circled round and covered the front. If felt like we were in the middle of a Hitchcock film.



LOL, I'd pass on the Turkey Vulture B&B. Just does...

2008-04-17T17:59:00.000-05:00

LOL, I'd pass on the Turkey Vulture B&B. Just doesn't have quite the right ring to it. :)

Great photo, though. I wouldn't have gotten any closer either.

Linda



yes, but too much emotion chokes the poem at the t...

2008-04-17T17:57:00.000-05:00

yes, but too much emotion chokes the poem at the throat, and the flavor is lost in the drama. And I'm half afraid that that is what I did... x)

I'm a native Texan too, and I'm glad you commented on my blog so now I can read yours.

cheers.



i have often thought of these fine birds as nature...

2008-04-17T17:47:00.000-05:00

i have often thought of these fine birds as nature's vacuum cleaners. when i see road kill i wonder why housekeeping hasn't been by...



Travis, these photos are excellent, especially the...

2008-04-17T16:01:00.000-05:00

Travis, these photos are excellent, especially the butterfly pic and the scary The Birds pic at the end.



TE: They live here year round.I see them every day...

2008-04-17T14:41:00.000-05:00

TE: They live here year round.

I see them every day (lucky me!). Everyday some raccoon or possum, cat or dog is killed crossing our busy FL roads, and every day I see the turkey buzzards (that's what we call them) gathered together to pick apart the carcass. Because they are such un-gainly flyers, every day someone crashed into a turkey buzzard and kills it.

I had one take off just as I was driving past... way too fast.. thought for sure it hit shattered my headlight the impact was so great - it didn't but the thud it made when I hit it. Ugh! Those things are huge!

Deborah: Love the line about the lettuce. lol



If you did open a B&B I'm sure you'd get a good bu...

2008-04-17T13:58:00.000-05:00

If you did open a B&B I'm sure you'd get a good business. Some birders are pretty obsessive about it! As mentioned in the info, these birds are horribly ungainly on the ground (not to mention hideous to look at,) but personally I think they're the most beautiful soarers I've ever seen. I could watch them all day. Just lovely. Here we have black vultures, too (a bit smaller with white wingtips & they flap more frequently in flight.)
I see the wireless guy spammed you, too. He got me, but with his plasma TV blog.



I laughed out loud at your intro. Leave it to the...

2008-04-17T12:49:00.000-05:00

I laughed out loud at your intro. Leave it to the panhandle to have the most, ahem, interesting bird populations.



Fabulous pics. We have human vultures where I live...

2008-04-17T12:24:00.000-05:00

Fabulous pics. We have human vultures where I live and they never fly away.



At an animal park, we were told the buzzards are b...

2008-04-17T11:32:00.000-05:00

At an animal park, we were told the buzzards are bald since as they dig their heads around the carcasses, their noggins get covered with gutgoo. Without feathers to cling to or pull out painfully, the yuck dries to their heads and then eventually cracks and flakes off like old paint.

Eeeeuuuwww. Congrats on having the most grimly unusual animal sanctuary.



Sounds to me as if your serial killing ways have f...

2008-04-17T11:15:00.000-05:00

Sounds to me as if your serial killing ways have finally caught up with you. What's buried under your house, man?



Weird yes, but that last picture is beautiful!My m...

2008-04-17T10:45:00.000-05:00

Weird yes, but that last picture is beautiful!

My mom and step dad have a cattle and sheep farm (well, they did about 10 years back but they have really gotten rid of a lot), and in the Spring, when the cows and the sheep have babies, those darn Turkey Buzzards (as my mom calls them) are all over the freaking hill diving and fighting over the after birth! I mean, we can stand there and watch a sheep have babies, and I swear as soon as that stuff hits the ground they are fighting over it! It freaked me out and reminded me of The Birds. YUK!!!!! And man, they are BIG!



That last picture is awesome. There are turkey vul...

2008-04-17T10:37:00.000-05:00

That last picture is awesome. There are turkey vultures out here. I once had a meeting at my law firms conference room which had a 6th terrace. The meeting room had floor to ceiling windows looking into the terrace. The whole time we were meeting a whole flock of turkey vultures would walk about the terrace, sometimes getting at each other. It was fascinating and disgusting. Turns out the firm couldn't get rid of the things so no one could enjoy that terrace.



Vultures are creepy, especially when they circle i...

2008-04-17T09:16:00.000-05:00

Vultures are creepy, especially when they circle in the sky. *shudder*



I'd totally come see the vultures. Very interestin...

2008-04-17T07:20:00.000-05:00

I'd totally come see the vultures. Very interesting post!



Regurgitation! That reminds me, how is your liquid...

2008-04-17T05:30:00.000-05:00

Regurgitation! That reminds me, how is your liquidised pork chop diet going?

Funny looking creature! , but genuine "Twitchers" ( bird watchers over here in the UK travel miles to see particular birds - so yes set up your B & B - you'd make a "killing" keep the bird happy !



God, That is an eerie photo!!! Is that for real, I...

2008-04-17T03:37:00.000-05:00

God, That is an eerie photo!!! Is that for real, I mean, is that on your property?

What a great post.



Kinda sounds like some adolescent males I know--re...

2008-04-17T02:09:00.000-05:00

Kinda sounds like some adolescent males I know--regurgitation, awkward... :)



Will there be lettuce on the menu?

2008-04-16T22:34:00.000-05:00

Will there be lettuce on the menu?



Hahaha "The Vomiting Vulture" - sounds like a comi...

2008-04-16T22:28:00.000-05:00

Hahaha "The Vomiting Vulture" - sounds like a comic strip!
Also, like wireless; if possible gives a last there on my blog, it is about the douchebags who leave obvious spam comments [not really]".
:)



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2008-04-16T22:15:00.000-05:00

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Definitely sign me up for a visit to your turkey v...

2008-04-16T21:15:00.000-05:00

Definitely sign me up for a visit to your turkey vulture bed and breakfast. It'll be a great way to scare my children into behaving. ;)