Saturday, February 18, 2012

Outdoor Pets

I was sitting on the patio the other day and noticed several Turkey Buzzards (a.k.a. Turkey Vulture) circling above.

When they landed on my neighbor's house I could the pass the opportunity to  grab my camera and take a few photos, but...
By the time I finished snapping a few blurry photos, several more buzzards had gathered on the fence watching the others fight over the remains of something.  Although DH tells me, "they are just doing their job," they gave me the creeps; not even the dog would come out to the backyard with me.

I decided to go back into the house post haste when it dawned on me that they had turned their eyes in my direction.

According to Wikipedia:
The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion.[4] It finds its food using its keen eyes and sense of smell, flying low enough to detect the gasses produced by the beginnings of the process of decay in dead animals.[4] In flight, it uses thermals to move through the air, flapping its wings infrequently. It roosts in large community groups.

1 comment:

silvergirl said...

you have a beautiful bag..