Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Vulture at My Cottage

There must be a dead animal around here somewhere. This vulture was flying overhead when Webster and I came back from his after-dinner walk yesterday. It landed on the telephone pole in front of the cottage and spread its wings and left them in that position for quite a long time. I don't care for these big ugly birds but they do have a purpose. Another one landed in the black walnut tree. I wonder if that deer I saw on the side of the road a few houses away is still there? That must be what they are after.


Penny Wolf said...

It's possible that they live near
the area. They also nest like any other bird. I call them
nature's undertakers.

Gail, in northern California said...

Nature's solid waste crew.

Nature in the Burbs said...

We seem to have quite a few around here too.

Garden, Home and Party said...

I agree, vultures serve a purpose in nature, I would just prefer then not be in my neighborhood. Our community had a flock of turkey vultures that nested in the trees on one side of the road that circles the area...the biggest problem was their droppings on the sidewalk where folks walk. I hope the deer gets cleaned up.

pilgrimscottage said...

It's amazing how they can find carcasses! I do believe they are God's garbage disposal by nature : )