Saturday, January 17, 2009

Black Vulture




No, it wasn’t me that he wanted, thank God, but rather the remains of a wild boar that someone had deposited beside Lake Marion. Whatever the person’s reasons was for dumping the carrion were, it did provide me with some good Vulture shots.

This Vulture along with many of is brethren repeatedly swooped low hoping to resume feeding only to change their minds at the last minute and landing in the nearby trees. Although the remains were unsightly and somewhat smelly they were a tasty morsel for the Vultures. I was hoping they would also attract a gator but that was not to be.

10 comments:

Babooshka said...

That' a wonderful catch. Perfect wingspan. Hope he's not after my duck. I see linky is down again.

Mimi said...

The definition on the wings is awesome!

Darla said...

Looks like he is on a mission for sure!!

Kathy said...

He is a big bird. I bet the smell was bad. Well at least you got a great shot of the bird.

Meggie said...

I'm confused...are you in Florida or still in PA? Your post yesterday mentioned the cold weather but today you said you wished the wild boar carcus would attract a gator. I don't think we gave gators in PA, do we?

fishing guy said...

Salty: Beautiful capture of a bird who has a purpose.

Leedra said...

They don't come down low enough for photos unless there is something special there for them. Great capture.

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Chad Oneil Myers said...

Great shot of this menacing bird!

Sandy and I just saw one sitting on top of a traffic light pole. Sandy said, "That's just one bird?"

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice flier. Blue Skies.

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