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". 

3 comments:

Sami said...

Love the first photo, but those vultures are scary.
Thanks for popping by my blog Larry.

Anu said...

Hello. The black vultures looks so great.

Val Ewing said...

These are so cool! I love looking through your blog and finding interesting birds!