Saturday, June 28, 2008

Camera Critters #12 Part 1 of 3

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I just made a trip to Florida and wanted to share some of my bird captures.

I wonder if you remember last week I had a Turkey Buzzard in Ohio. I offer you from Florida the Black Vulture. They are great actors. How in the world did I get up here?
They gathered around for a discussion group. The one decides he is the big shot. Well I'm not listening to him.
Oh well, he is kind of cute.
This one was rather stately on the dock.
There is no red head on the Black Vulture.

45 comments:

ratmammy said...

Love these photos! cute story!

The Birdlady said...

That's more than likely exactly what they were thinking! Funny.
But you know what? They aren't turkey vultures - they are black vultures...and you already know the difference. Both kinds all over the southeast.

Tom said...

Guy-

We have black vultures in Southern Ohio. They are rare, but they are increasing their populations. They also have a nasty habit of attacking young livestock.

Tom

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Enjoyed your photos, Fishing Guy, but there is *no* way that a vulture can ever, ever be "cute." LOL

Loved the blue jay on SPEED!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't really know for sure what kind of bird these are but they are stately and majestic and look to me like they have a lot to do with keeping the environment a healthy place.

Tom calls them black vultures but I have not knowingly seen them here in Brookville which is across our state line (I-70) which is south from where he lives. We have the regular red-headed variety.

When somebody actually takes the time to write a comment on my blogs, about my work and what I do, that to me is the biggest gift a person can give another. It is like a smile and a hug; it is a welcome handshake: It gives me and my family some hope that the funny farm is still in the future.

You, yourself, are an inspiration to me.

Such beautiful things is like magic to me. It is impressive indeed.

I come back to say, "thanks for visiting and leaving a comment" but a special thanks for taking the time to photograph interesting things of great beauty. Without that, blogging would be about as exciting as trying to scratch an itch in the right place at the wrong time.

So, thanks for stopping at my blog. And I hope you know, by now, that when you do, I will always try to visit your blog, in return, and leave a comment. I do read what people write and your excellent photography got my attention.

Sincerely,

Abraham Lincoln
oldmanlincoln in Brookville, Ohio

Picturing of Life said...

wow...no. 3 & 4 is gorgeous

Please visit mine also in here Thanks

juliana rw said...

great shots

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Texas Travelers said...

Nice series of posts and photos.

Yep, paper and paste for the grasshopper. I took me an hour to make it. ;o)

Troy

kjpweb said...

Those are Black Vultures alright. Bit smaller though than Turkey Vultures. And pretty shy. And for attacking Live stock? Yeah, that does happen, although it is very rare and pretty specific, too - Just newborns, that are being left out of sight by their parents. So while true it's way to rare to put such a label on them, for these guys, while obnoxious are afraid of their own shadow.
Cheers, Klaus

Christy said...

Very nice photos. Cute narration.

storyteller said...

What a wonderful series of photos today! Thanks for sharing and for dropping by CC post at Small Reflections earlier.
Hugs and blessings,

Tammy said...

Those are ominous looking birds eh. Very cool shots!

lapa37 said...

They look so much better than the ones with the red heads. Thanks for stopping by!

Me & my puppies said...

"the undertakers"

Misty Dawn said...

AWESOME shots! They might not have the red heads like they do here, but they still have the 'vulture' face that only a mother could love hehehehe

the teach said...

Fishing guy, your photos are marvelous! But I don't know if a LIKE black vultures, oooh!

Crafty Gardener said...

Great photos of the vultures.
Thanks for visiting
The Gardener Side and checking out my Camera critters post

CrazyCath said...

They are fantastic! How did you get so close? Or do you have a brilliant telephoto? ;0)

lingovise said...

very cool series of shots! I've never seen a black vulture.

Quite striking - thanks for sharing :)

Clara said...

Very cool pics and story. They look so much better than the red headed ones. But still kind of scary.

Thanks for stopping by. Yes the child is little. She's my granddaughter at 3 years of age. Eight years ago. But still one of my favorite shots.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Great pictures! We have about 50 or so vultures that live in the trees on our street within sight of our house. The turkey vultures and the black vultures roost together. They've been in our trees for about five years now. I love watching them soar.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Loved the buzzard social club photos! I haven't seen one of these before.


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~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great captures! Better question why did he get up there? I love the wing span shots.

Corey~living and loving said...

Great shots. I love how you presented them as well. I have never seen a vulture in real life.
Happy CC!

babooshka said...

Absoloutely fantastic shots.

Indrani said...

You have so many lined up today. Lucky you, you got all of them posing for you too.

Warren Baker said...

Great pics of the Vultures fishing guy. Nothing like that here in England!

dot said...

Cute post! They really do look like they are talking things over.

Rayne said...

Oh,wow! I didn't even know we had those in the U.S. Excellent shots and I love the accompanying narration.

lv2scpbk said...

Great photos. Love the expanded wings.

Since your the "fishing guy" you may appriecate my catch of the day, along with someone else. Come take a look.

Salty said...

Florida is a bird photographer’s paradise! It’s good to see that you had the opportunity to enjoy it fully. Although I was just down in Feb., I’m already looking forward to my next trip.

I love your sky watch post; the last two shots are totally awesome, great light!

Shionge said...

Gosh...are they in captivity or roaming about FG? Looks really fierce ya.

D... said...

Loved this series of photos!

Gretchen said...

Those are great shots! Never saw those type of birds before in the wild.

Beckynsc said...

I am loving your pictures!
I have been trying to catch some pics of these vultures. They are sometimes sitting on a bridge post that I drive across on my way home. They are never there when I am ready. And when I'm not paying attention, other things on my mind, they are there, mocking me.
Darn birds!

i beati said...

never see just one do you?I've seen quite a few lately good post sandy

Old Wom Tigley said...

The only vultures we have inthe Uk wear suits, and collor and ties... they tend to hang round in groups around courtrooms, or at dust in winebars where their chattering and bragging causes annoyance... yours are far more beautiful..

Raven said...

Wonderful set of photos. Hard to believe they are so exquisitely beautiful when they are in flight. These really are delightful photos and give a sense of their personality.

Rhea said...

The black vultures are pretty, love those big wings, but I think I still like the turkey vultures from last week better. they had such character!

Great photos!

B. Roan said...

Ugh, vultures. But, great shots!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Funny!

We both went for the birds on this one . . .

WINGING IT, at Practically at Home

Haze said...

These are lovely shots! Ohh how interesting story.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Mustang Mike said...

Neat birds! We have some turkey vultures here in Michigan, but I never saw any until last summer.
I would go back up in that power parachute in a second! It is very neat and not scary at all. Mustang Mike

Tipper said...

Neat post-like the way you narrated it. Vultures are kinda creepy though.

Ashrunner said...

Great vulture shots. I tried many times to get Black Vulture photos when I was in Texas, but couldn't. Between them and the Turkey Vultures as soon as I lifted my camera, they were gone.