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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sunbathing...

Before I forget, if you are interested, and saw my post about Great Blue Herons landing out in the lake....I got to wondering if they can swim.  I remembered seeing either a video or TV show with a Bald Eagle swimming, so I thought why not a GBH.  So, I posted a couple videos over there.

Now, here is my post....


The top of the dam we were on yesterday is a favorite gathering spot of the vultures.  Almost any time we go up there, there are at least a few, sometimes a lot.


Most of these are through the windshield since I am the driver now, I seldom get out of the Rav4 to take photos.





The one above is with my window rolled down...


There was a ruckus going on here, it was just ending as I took this photo.  One or two had already departed their company.

16 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the ruckus shot! You got really good pictures of them! Close up, too. I guess they are not afraid of anyone or anything!

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the vultures and they are dare standing along the road!

Nancy Chan said...

We don't get to see vultures here. Nice captures and so near to your window.

Tom said...

...in search of road-kill?

eileeninmd said...

Hello, they are neat birds. There must be something nearby in the road, for them to hang out there. They are not shy! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Sandra said...

I have an affinity for these ugly birds, and that last photo is phenomenal... love it.. God's Garbage Guys, we need them. we saw a dead possum on the road and 3 days later here was not sign..

don said...

These are fine picturs of these rugged looking birds. The windshield didn't bother much at all.

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW! These are fantastic pictures.

Bill said...

Some years back I was driving into one of the Sonoma County towns in California's wine country, and spied at least 12 of them sitting on a fence in someone's front yard. I recall hoping that the residents weren't making their poodle go out into the front yard. Or kid. Seriously, it really was an odd sight. Excellent captures of these.

Mildred said...

You captured some great pictures. Hope you guys have a restful evening.

Lois said...

Excellent photos of the vultures! I see them occasionally in my neighborhood.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great chance to get close photos of the vultures!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

We are about a 5 mile straight shot overhead from the landfill. ( Lots longer if you drive). Those vultures fly overhead all the time on their way to dinner, lol.
xx Carol

Red Rose Alley said...

Rose, that was interesting to watch the eagle swim. I'm wondering, what was he carrying? He swims with its wings just like we do with our arms, fascinating. : )

~Sheri

NatureFootstep said...

an ugly but useful bird :)

Klara S said...

Majestic birds. Great shots.

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