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Monday, November 26, 2012

WAKING UP WITH BUZZARDS!!! (MONDAY MORNING PHOTO BLOG)


Hi Everybody!!

Good Monday Morning to the World from Rainbow Creek. Are You beginning to Wake Up? Rise and Shine Sunshine, busy week ahead. Sleepy Head- get up.
 A life-long daily quote from my Dad:
 "Any Day you wake up is a good day, so WAKE UP to have your Good Day!!!!"
I strongly disliked hearing that phrase everyday as a teenager who had to get up to go to school. Funny, now as an old lady, I wish I could hear Dad say it just one more time! And, Yes it is true!
Now I look forward to waking up before dawn just to watch the day come in. 
I have winter guests here at the Bird Sanctuary: The Texas Turkey Buzzards.
They sleep in the tall pine trees by the creek in my back yard. They wake up at first light and one by one fly from the Pines to the Buzzard Sun Tree on the next wooded lot. From the window by my bed, I can see them swoop down. I can hear the big graceful wings slowly swoosh by. They have no voice box, so they make no bird noises. My silent black angels flying by my window in the early dawn is quite a site to wake up to!! There are hundreds of them!!

I have the coffee by the kitchen window and can see them land in the Sun Tree. When the coffee is ready, I grab the camera and head out to the road in my pj's. It is very nice to have coffee with my buzzard friends and watch them get ready for the day by cleaning the feathers and watching the sun rise! I realize this is not normal for most humans to see this. I know many think I am a crazy old bird anyway-whatever- it is what it is!!!  I did not go out and buy these birds and bring them to my house to live with me. They arrive every year, unannounced and with no phone in reservations! How do You think I feel that they have chosen me???  My Mom got sweet, tiny, precious hummingbirds. I get the biggest, weirdest, carrion-eating giants! People do not like them.
Well, hummingbird or vulture, the message is the same:  We (humans) must be good to the birds and help them on their big migrations. Why??
Because my Mom said so and that is good enough for me Your photostudy tonight is: Waking Up with brendasue's buzzards!!! Enjoy!  
(Of course, King Buzz is the show off!)




































These woods are across the road from my driveway. (Two at the Top)



































chinese tallow tree















Vultureany of 22 species of large, carrion-eating birds that live predominantly in the tropics and subtropics. The seven species of New World vultures includecondors, and the 15 Old World species include the lammergeier and griffons. Although many members of the two groups appear similar, they are only distantly related.
New World vultures
The turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most widespread New World vulture, breeding from Canada southward to the southern tip of South America. Northern populations are migratory. They are small brownish black vultures with red heads as adults (dark gray as juveniles) and a wingspan of nearly 2 metres (6.6 feet). They are usually the first to find carcasses, owing to their well-developed sense of smell, but they are more timid than other vultures and retreat while other species feed.
In addition to the California and Andean condors, other notable New World vultures include the black vulture (Coragyps atratus), a New World vulture sometimes called a black buzzard or, inappropriately, a carrion crow. The black vulture, the most abundant vulture species of all, is a resident of the tropics and subtropics that often wanders far into temperate regions. It is a chunky black bird about 60 cm (24 inches) long, with a very short tail, short wings, a bare black head, and a feathered hindneck.
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/633487/vulture



The trees on the right are mine. The Buzzard Sun Tree is on the wooded lot next door






This is King Buzz (left) and Lucy (right). These are the only two  I have named. The have been a pair now for about 5 years and they fly together and stay together. They consider me to be one of them (!) so I am allowed to sit with them in the morning and have coffee. They spend a great amount of time on their feathers!
They reason I am photodocumenting this couple ( for 5 years) is they are the odd couple. They are not suppose to be a couple. They are from two different species and not known to interbreed. One is a Turkey Vulture (or buzzard). The other is a Black Vulture (or buzzard). I hope You find them interesting!













































































































Turkey Vulture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkSFxWARrZY
Uploaded by  on Jan 12, 2011
The Turkey Vulture's head, like its namesake, is bald and red.
25 to 32 inches long, with a wingspan around 6 feet.
Healthy adult Turkey Vultures weigh approximately 6 pounds.
Vultures are large, carrion-eating birds. For years, it was believed that all vultures were raptors, members of the order Falconiformes. In 1994, however, it was discovered that the vultures inhabiting the American continents share a common ancestor with storks and ibises. Now, American vultures, or New World vultures, are recognized as Ciconiiformes, in the family Cathartidae.
Music: Rise of the Titans by Butterfly Teahttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/

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Black Vulture - crashes picnic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiUDjxVqKX8
Uploaded by  on Oct 14, 2011
An American Black Vulture perches on a rooftop during a summer picnic, hoping to get a free meal.



Black Vulture 

300 FPS HIGH SPEED CASIO 

EXILIM EX-F1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LOGObs_JDA
Uploaded by  on Oct 27, 2009
This is a little break from the science project stuff. These Vultures hung out for a few minutes. Casio Exilim EX-F1 300 FPS high Speed Slow Moton












The Everly Brothers

 "Wake Up Little Susie" 

on 

The Ed Sullivan Show


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsix-xK7S20







MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY

The Mamas And The Papas

 Monday Monday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-sN2sf7nLU


...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next Time!
I hope You all realize it is a new dawn, it's a new day....Feel Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of Course, one more great performance!

Michael Bublé 

"Feeling Good" 

[Official Music Video]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edwsf-8F3sI
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© 2006 WMG http://www.michaelbuble.com
Directed by Noble Jones
"Feeling Good" as heard on Michael's album It's Time is out on iTunes here:http://wbr.fm/bubleitstime

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LYRICS:
Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by
You know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good
I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea
You know how I feel
River running free
You know how I feel
Blossom on a tree
You know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That's what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

For me

Stars when you shine
You know how I feel
Scent of the pine
You know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
It's a new life
For me

And I'm feeling good

I'm feeling good
I feel so good
I feel so good

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