Monday, March 11, 2013

Birding Around

Seeing some wild skies, but I am doing OK

So I said to hubby, "Hubs, I think you may have gone overboard with all of your bird feeders."





And then the 37 turkey vultures came.



They all know that dinner is served at 6.
 

37 comments:

  1. This time of year we have blackbirds like that. As sunset approaches, they fill the branches of all the trees everywhere around. We almost need earplugs, too, with all their chattering.

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    1. They seem to cackle all day and night. Their song is not sweet.

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  2. Oh, my goodness!!! Turkey vultures??? (I liked your cardinals much better...)

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    1. I have plenty of Cardinals also. However, everytime I get my camera ready, they fly away.

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  3. We have a few bird feeders in the back garden. We get lots of Magpies, Robins, Starlings, Blackbirds, Collared Doves, even the occasional Jay and Green Woodpecker but I would love to see Turkey Vultures! Do they prey on smaller birds?
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    1. No, they eat the dead. It is a little ominous having them visiting my yard so often.

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  4. Ewww--turkey vultures are so disgusting. Bring back the songbirds.

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    1. Hopefully, I will see some of them next week when spring comes around.

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  5. He may have just about enough. Bird feeders, that is.

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    1. My kids keep giving them to him. He is not easy to buy for.

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  6. Oh no - that looks horrendous, especially those turkey vultures.

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    1. Ugly, but they all a part of Mother Natures design. They are the undertakers and clean up the road kill.

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  7. Goodness, do they bring their cousins too?

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  8. Turkey vultures= Spring!
    Boy, those birds know where to get a free meal, eh? Must be on their satnavs.

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    1. There must have been quite a few deaths in the woods behind my house this year.

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  9. Turkey vultures are among the most graceful flyers on earth, but yes, decidedly, they are ugly. I too try to be graceful.

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    1. Yes, they are. I often mistake them for hawks or eagles. Unfortunatey for them, nature has not been kind to them in the looks department.

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  10. Oh wow! It is the crow who congregate in our trees. I hope you are having a great week Bonnie

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  11. Oh wow. I accept that perhaps there are more attractive birds, but I would be thrilled to see that many Turkey Vultures at once. And, given the poxiness of himself at the moment, (a truly vile convalescent) I would be considering how best to make use of them. It is probably just as well I don't have them here.

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  12. Every morning when I let the chickens out there are about a hundred sparrows in one bush, and two doves in another. My few hens ignore the food I put out for them, whilst the wild birds go crazy.

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  13. Birds are weird, huh? At dawn, our apartment complex is overrun with pigeons, doves, sparrows, sea gulls, crows, ravens, and sometimes a hawk or two. I think the hawks also know dinner is served at 6. :-)

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  14. Horrendous creatures! And to have them hovering like that must feel very menacing...

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  16. The sight of 37 Turkey Vultures congregating is so Amazing that I wish I'd been there! I might be odd but I find Vultures to be Magnificent Birds, so Awesome in every way they were Created and their massive size is so awe inspiring. We don't see as many of them now that Urban Sprawl has encroached on much of their Territory here in the Deserts outside of Phoenix. But recently I saw a gathering of about 9 of them and it took my breath away... and I wondered what had died?! *LOL* If I saw 37 congregating I'd think there had been a Masacre!?! *Winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  17. I don't think I have ever encountered a turkey vulture. They do not look friendly. Creepy actually.

    Lovely photos!

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  18. I have binoculars and a bird book handy. So many new to us birds to discover now we are living on the coast. This morning I was so excited, I thought there was a whale out in the strait. I grabbed the binoculars, unfortunately it was a slow moving white barge with some logs.

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  19. P.S. Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm going to
    keep it in my journal for inspiration.

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  20. I hope you've been wearing a large hat! Sorry I didn't see this sooner.

    Julie

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  21. Good grief, all those turkey vultures. Kinda' reminds me of the vultures where I live. Hang on, they are my neighbours! :)

    Nice one!

    Gary :)

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  22. we have them in our back yard..but it was not the vultures that caused us to stop feeding the birds...it was the relentless acrobatic persistent squirrels and all the squirrels cousins!

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  23. Dear Arleen, this could be downright scary in the hands and eyes of Hitchcock! Peace.

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  24. Can never have too many bird feeders. We actually got photos of baby turkey vultures in a stone crevice on a trail we often walked a few years ago they were covered with white fluff, yes white, still not what I would call cute. Mountain man is keen on knowing all birds and I am very accepting of each creature being fairly equal to their own special place in nature.

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