Saturday, March 4, 2006

BLACK VULTURE

The bird above is a Black Vulture. I named this one Vulcan. No particular reason. Habit I have of sticking names on animals. Black Vultures are often mistaken for the common Turkey Vulture that can be seen gliding on thermal currents over wooded areas at almost any time of the day. This little band of Black Vultures can be found on the cliff areas of Fort Loudoun Lake at any time of the year. They roost on the cliffs and can be seen airing out their outstretched wings while perched at perilous heights. They know they can have a ready meal on food items washed up on shore by the lake's waters. Vulcan is feeding on a washed up deer carcass.