Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Just a Few American Black Vultures~





 A couple of weeks ago, my middle daughter rang me up and needed me to watch the grandchildren for a couple of hours.  
It is about 9 miles further into the country and I can always count on seeing something.  
A small group of American Black Vultures were in the trees, taking turns with a road killed White-tailed Deer.
The groupings of trees were taken in my recent walks through our woods and beyond.  
I had wanted to visit a Great horned Owl nest tomorrow, but the forecast is for mixed snow and freezing rain...yikes, that will not be fun.  
My hope is for sunny days ahead for many reasons!


I am linking up with Stewart at:


Wild Bird Wednesday

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Thank you Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday~
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

  1. i like the black vultures, too. :)

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  2. I love that shot of the three vultures, just waiting I guess until their time comes. I can't imagine living in such wide open spaces that vultures are a part of your everyday experience Mary. There are over 60 million of us on these overcrowded island that are the UK.

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  3. Nice photos of the vultures in silhouette.

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  4. I like seeing them too..we have a good share down here! Love the trees .

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  5. Wow, that's amazing pictures, I don't think we have vultures in Britain, not sure really, but I think not! Plenty of other wildlife to scavenge the dead but not vultures, except for in the zoo.

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  6. Love these! I've never photographed Black Vultures. I really like the trio sitting on the branch! Very ominous!

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  7. Great shots. I like the three in a row on the branch.

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  8. Very cool - I like the details you captured. I've always wondered what these guys looked like up close.
    I also like the silhouettes.
    Have a great evening!

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  9. I like the shot with the 3 vultures on the branch - it reminds me a of a Gary Larson (?) cartoon where one of the vultures is saying "Patients my ass, I'm going to kill something!"

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. Great pictures / collages showing. Wish you a good day :)

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  11. I think the Black Vultures are cool. Great photos, Mary. Have a happy day!

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  12. Great bird photos. This bird is new for me!

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  13. Like the one especially, showing its wing span and wing colors as it lands in the branches. Great action image.

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  14. You got some good close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  15. The vultures have interesting faces. Sometimes I find that they are not so polite about waiting their turn and can get into some good food fights. With the deer there is plenty to go around.

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  16. Love the Vultures. We get the Turkey Vultures here. Very nice set of images.

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  17. Such interesting creatures, aren't they? My husband calls them "the cleanup crew". I love your shots with the three lined up on a branch.
    By the way, I can't wait to see pictures of the puppy.

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  18. Oh, wow, you got some great shots of the vulture! I like the single portraits and the ones with three together. Very nice!

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  19. Great shots, Mary! I like the one with the wings spread out and the three of them on one branch.
    Honestly I think they are a bit scary! We don't have them here in Sweden what I know at least.
    Thanks a lot for your sweet comment, it made me happy!
    Have a nice weekend! Hugs Pia

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