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Waking

The afternoon silence of the commons was broken by the cacophonic sound of an enormous wake of vultures launching from the forest, crashing into the sky as if shattering the glassy air with the dull snapping of wet beach towels amid the guttural complaints of the frigid birds. Crozet, Virginia.

Photography

Poor Little Feathered Friend

I WON’T SAY I USED SHOCKINGLY VULGAR LANGUAGE.  HOWEVER, I WILL CONFIRM THAT THE BUZZARD IS UNHURT AFTER HIS FALL FROM THE SHIT WAGON.

Turkey Vultures Poisoned by Euthanasia Drugs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed that several turkey vultures have been poisoned from the veterinary euthanasia drug pentobarbital in the Simi Valley area of Ventura County. 249 more words

Wildlife

Aging Ungracefully

We age differently from each other. For some of us, it’s our skeletons that go first. Or perhaps our money, which is also a drag. Or we get weirdly conservative where we were once liberal. 3,537 more words

Aging

Wild Van Camping at Deer Leap, Priddy.

Deer Leap, Priddy. Nearest Postcode: BA5 3BA.

Deer Leap is the site of an old abandoned medieval farmstead with footpaths leading off in every direction across the Mendip Hills. 272 more words

Camper

Nature Notes

Dust Devil, Raven Devil.

A green woodpecker rolls and dips through the lower air like a paper plane folded from a page of colour supplement. His ‘yaffle’ laugh is slowed-down and languorous. 560 more words

Bad News for Bee-eaters

I checked up on the Bee-eaters a couple of days ago. According to the website the watchers noticed a change in behaviour a couple of weeks ago, with adults no longer taking food into the nests. 113 more words

Bird Watching