Friday, May 25, 2012
A Flock Of Turkey Vultures
I was on my way between two nature parks when I looked up and saw this flock of about a dozen big birds. I didn't know what they were while I was there because I don't have much experience with bigger birds yet. That will change, living where I do.
The birds were everywhere in the sky above me, centered around this piece of farm equipment. These pieces of equipment sit on top of the hills looking like dragons from the distance of the road. They're interesting just by themselves.
It's been a long time, but I have a new episode of Rat TV for you! This one features, you guessed it, this flock of turkey vultures. They were up there longer than I was watching them, so it was easy to get a lot of pictures and a video.
As usual, my video isn't the best in the world, but it shows what it needs to show. I don't usually have a steady enough hand on the camera, but it's not too bad this time.
On a different subject, some of you asked in my last post how killdeers got their name. I wondered about it too. It has nothing to do with killing deer. It is simply the sound their calls make.
Anyway, I've seen these turkey vultures near this place three times now. These are my best pictures, but I do have more. I tried to take a few while my truck was moving, so those didn't come out very good. I'll have to go back on a sunnier day one time to see what I can get.
I hope to be back here soon. My writing is beginning to come back to me, so maybe I'll be able to post more often now.