Tuesday, October 22, 2013
TURKEY BUZZARD WING WOW: WHAT A GRAND ENTRANCE (TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO BLOG)
I know after having the hummingbirds here for 2 months, it is an adjustment to see the Big Birds once again in my camera! In the old days, no one liked buzzards (or vultures). Fortunately, today people have a little more snap and are making time to learn about other species that occupy Earth. I have learned about Buzzards because they migrate here in winter and stay in my tall pine trees every year. Yes, I built my "Bird Sanctuary" for Mom's sweet, little hummingbirds. However, I have no control over who shows up as nobody makes reservations! They just appear and after a couple of months, they go. So, I did not plan to like buzzards, but now they are my favorite bird! Most of all, I love to watch them fly! Did You ever wonder how birds fly? (See Below)!
Turkey Buzzards in the old buzzard tree across from my driveway.
Around nine o'clock (my time) they like to hang out the wings to the morning sun. This stays consistent throughout the winter. At 7 am they gather in the morning tree and wait for the right time to open. It is not at 8:00. They usually start the behavior around 9. As their camouflage is shadows, it likely has something to do with the angle of the sun. Temperatures do not affect this behavior. (My field notes and observations).
**For Your Viewing Pleasure:
Your photostudies are now located in my G+ Photo Album Gallery. You are welcome to browse all the albums you want, please plus one the best ones for the end of the year 'best of' album! Here is your link:
Have You ever wondered how Birds Fly? I found a short answer at wikianswers (link above). Check out the Google Search Index for more in depth answers!
Thanks to G+AutoBackUp for the awesome quick clips highlights of the Turkey Buzzard's Album!
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
Bonus Photostudy of October Sky:
I AM HERE!