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mmeyer

I would be a little nervous!

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I think if the tree outside my house was full of these, I might be just a little nervous!

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The grime reaper can't be to far behind grin This is not the time to play dead grin

That is a cool pic and it looks like they must be on the move north as well.

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Turkey vultures.. lots of them in the St.Croix river valley up this way.. they aint cute, thats for sure.

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They look cool when they are catching some warm air currents.

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They sure do look cool. I was on my way home and saw 6 of them floating above the river so I stopped to watch for a little while. They were all landing in a tree across the river so I went home and got my camera and my son and went to find them. I found about 11 of them sitting in 2 trees in one yard. My son, who's 7 says, "yeah that can't be good"!

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Yikes! I haven't seen any yet. But I just saw the 1993 Pulitzer prize winning photo by Kevin Carter of a tiny little girl trying to crawl to a feeding area in Sudan during the famine. A vulture is sitting behind her on the ground--waiting. Your son is right--that can't be good. Of all the Pulitzer Prize winners, this is the one that just stunned me.

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They might not be the prettiest bird but they sure are interesting.

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I found about 11 of them sitting in 2 trees in one yard. My son, who's 7 says, "yeah that can't be good"!

Mike, that's classic! smilesmile

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That picture reminds me of William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," with the vultures circling over the farm and foreshadowing the death of Addie. I remember reading it for a high school English class and thinking, "what a miserable, morbid book." I wouldn't wish that book on anyone, but it is apparently a rite of passage (or maybe teachers really are just mean and want to see students suffer grin)

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That picture reminds me of William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," with the vultures circling over the farm and foreshadowing the death of Addie. I remember reading it for a high school English class and thinking, "what a miserable, morbid book." I wouldn't wish that book on anyone, but it is apparently a rite of passage (or maybe teachers really are just mean and want to see students suffer grin)

I forgot about the vultures. Loved your comments. My daughters friend in college called it "As I Die Reading."

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You didn't happen to notice if any of them had tags in their wings, did you?

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No i couldn't see them that well in the trees. I dind;t realize they were tagging them.

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Saskatchewan is doing a study and so is APHIS's Wildlife Research Division.

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I am not very well versed in the studies but I think both are basically just to evaluate movements of the vultures.

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Yep, this reminds me of catfishing on the hottest day of the summer a couple years ago. It must have been 100+ degrees & we were really feeling it after 7-8 hours. I knew it was time to bail when the turkey vultures started circling overhead! It was was so funny because the timing was perfect.

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