Sunday, March 10, 2019

From Pristine Pines To Back Store Vultures

 You never know for sure where the good bird locations are going to be. Ideally, I would like to be in a setting where there are crystal clear streams and towering pines. I was recently at such a place but the only birds I could find there were a few titmice, a downy, and the always curious Black-capped Chickadees.
 I had better luck at this mud puddle of a fairground pond.I saw 18 Northern Pintail here one morning which is the most I've seen in one place.
Yesterday I found 35 Black Vultures hopping around on the ground, dumpster diving, and perching on the rooftops.
Unfortunately it wasn't in that pristine setting I desired. I found them in back of a big box discount store.These birds go where the food is. Watching their antics brought to mind the phrase "Eats like a vulture". 

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