Friday, December 10, 2010

Invasion of a Wake of Buteo Buteo

Ok, Ok, I only know that by Googling . . .

BUZZARDS


We noticed a dozen or so buzzards circling last weekend. We did not think much of the comment a visitor made about a possible roost.

But by Sunday evening, when coming home from a different direction, there were hundreds of these bad boys and the idea of a roost in the area became more of a possibility. I have never seen anything like, and have not had my camera with me when the sky is full.

Then this morning, I saw a sign for an estate sale that I could not resist, so as I turned back into the neighborhood south of ours, I saw Buzzards again ...

 I really need a zoom lens for my camera... But there were trees all behind these homes, lined with these flying garbage disposals.  On some limbs would sit a vulture with his wings spread, soaking up the morning sun. A few were starting to venture out, looking for their next meal.


By the way, if ever a buzzard lands in your yard, leave it alone! 
We have heard their defense is to throw up on the encroaching threat.
That would not be a pleasant experience . . .  


I wonder what having the eaves of your home lined with buzzards
does for resale value and a quick sale?

7 comments:

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

Finding Pam said...

That looks like a scene out of a Hitchcok movie. That might make me a bit uneasy.

bluecottonmemory said...

Everytime I see a bunch of birds, I always think of "The Birds" by Hitchcock. That movie unnerved me when I was little - and still today a bunch of birds like that unnerve me!Just give me a redbird any day! LOL

Jane's In The Jungle said...

OMGosh!!!!! We had one land in our back yard once, HUGE!!! Could not imagine them lined up on my roof...they're so not attractive...I would run sreaming into the street, LOL!

FancyHorse said...

Great shots!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

ROFL...Wow!!! That's a lot of birds!!! Merry Christmas, dearest Lailani!!! Just wanted to send you my love on this Christmas eve!! ~Janine xo

Jules~ said...

That is a beautiful home! Don't know that I would be eager to buy it with buzzards everywhere though. lol

I pray you had a wonderfully blessed Christmas and that your New Years is equally as special.