Posts Tagged ‘Urban wildlife’

Up Close With Carrion

April 5, 2009

Black Vulture

What’d you do on the way home from church today?  Visit grandma?  Take the kids and the dog to the park?  Get a venti latte at Starbucks and read the Sunday paper?  My kids and I stopped at a roadkilled White-tailed deer down the street from our house to watch a Black Vulture take a lunch break.  You know your kids see things a little different when someone says, “Cooool – he’s picking its brains out!”   

Now that makes a mom proud (at least birdwatching moms).  My boys are so awesome. 

(Sorry I couldn’t get any pictures, but hope you like these stock photos of this really beautiful bird.)