Black Vultures

by Don Baird January. 18, 2020 200 views

Yesterday I posted my favorite bird, the roseate spoonbill. Today has to be one of the least favorite.

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Russell Smith 1 year, 2 months ago

They are rather ugly and honestly becoming a bit sinister in some parts of their habitat. While the Turkey Vulture uses its sense of smell to find food. The Black Vulture uses its eye sight. However they have started to hunt small or very young livestock/animals in places like Kentucky back across to the Carolinas.

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Don Baird Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 2 months ago

Yes, in our area I've noticed the sandhill cranes have to really protect their young.

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Helen Anders 1 year, 2 months ago

Don, you sure captured them well in flight!  Their wing span is quite large.

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Don Baird Replied to Helen Anders 1 year, 2 months ago

Thanks. That large wing span is what allows them to stay aloft circling their prey with very little effort.

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