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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Nature's garbage guys


They seem to have a keen sense of smell...I often wonder how far they can smell something that is dead.  And they find the smallest things...we have seen half a dozen  or more after a dead squirrel.  
 

23 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yes, I wonder how far they can smell, too. This is a good picture, despite the subject!

Hill Top Post said...

We like the turkey buzzard, but not the smaller black one. They will kill a young calf that is left unattended.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Nature at least graced them with a suitably funereal appearance for their task! YAM xx

Nancy Chan said...

They are doing a great job as nature's garbage guys.

CheerfulMonk said...

They provide a very useful service. 🙂

Calusarus said...

A very nice one.

Bill said...

I used to think they're ugly, but they aren't. They're useful. And they're certainly common around here.

Anni said...

...And ugly. Lol
A face only their mother could love

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

They have an important job and they do it well.
Take care, have a happy day!

Sandra said...

he is a nice looking garbage picker. they just seem to KNOW where things are. roadkill brings them almost instantly and they clean it up really fast, next day can't even tell where the possum was

Ann said...

Nice shot. They wouldn't be so bad looking if it wasn't for that head...lol

A Left-Eyed View said...

A beautiful close-up with nice plumage detail!

Martha said...

I like that, nature's garbage guys. I'm going to start calling them that now too. Very nice capture Rose!

Ruthie said...

You have captured it well in the bright light

ushasurya said...

Okay...all said and done, they clean up all the "mess" that may lead to infection!!
Wonder if they get stomach poisoning !!!!
Devi:))

don said...

A fine close up of this bird. Maybe he can smell.

ElaineH said...

A great close up of this turkey vulture. I just saw some yesterday. They have the largest wing span! I see them so often on the road by road kill. Always in big groups.

happyone said...

Nature's garbage guys - like the way you put that. :) I too wonder how far away they can smell something dead!

Kodak said...

They are not the most beautiful or charming birds, but they play their part in nature.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They certainly do their job well, cleaning up a lot of roadkill.

Laurel Wood said...

They will hardly move out of the road when I am driving, if they have found something good.

Steve in Japan said...

A neat capture of this undertaker.

Michael Rawluk said...

That is a very interesting looking bird.

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