Thursday, May 13, 2010
I happened to be trying to get pictures of some of these birds in the air when I saw these three, yes three, in this tree! The problem was that I hit a wrong button on my camera, and it began a picture slide show. I couldn't get it out of that as much as I tried. I finally had to shut it off and turn it back on. All of this while these gigantic birds were flying around me!
Even with my camera problems, I still got a lot of good stuff for you. I have this big bird on video! So for this episode of Rat TV, I have a good view of this turkey vulture resting in this tree. It begins to become restless, and stretches and yawns, getting ready to fly. I never knew birds yawned!
After stretching and loosening up from its rest. this big turkey vulture leaps into the air and flies away. Actually it flew over the tree and back around to where I was, but I didn't get that part in the video.
I thought about moving closer, but I really wasn't too eager to bother the biggest birds I've ever seen. I don't know that they would attack me or anything else, but I still didn't feel like messing with something this big. They're vultures, which means that they're scavenger birds. They like their meat already dead.
Click on any of these pictures to get a better look at the birds. This one really shows what an ugly face these birds have. But I guess they wouldn't think of themselves as ugly. I'm sure those bald red heads have a very useful purpose.
I never thought I'd see birds like these, but I now think I'll be seeing more, maybe even this year. I've been hearing that they have been seen very close to my house. And I happened to see what looked like a pterodactyl flying over the road where I was driving this morning. Actually, that was most likely that great blue heron I showed you yesterday, but I expect more of these giant monster birds very soon.
Nature Center Magazine - Copas will be bringing us the state of Connecticut today to travel through. Go take a look. I'm planning some changes to NC-Mag in the days to come, which should make it even better than before. Always evolving and improving.