Went out and took pix of the vultures that winter here. We saw them last year too. There were not that many here when we first got here, but man are there a lot now. We watch them soar in the sky. They are really very graceful and it looks like they are playing. They can get up really high too. They rarely flap their wings while they are soaring around in the sky. We enjoy watching them. So I looked up some neat facts about vultures, enjoy. When it is evening and they circle around finding the perfect tree in which to roost. When they are all settled in the trees for the night it is so awsome to see tree after tree filled with vultures.
Vultures! One of the environment’s most necessary – but often overlooked – creatures.
- When flying the Turkey vulture rocks from side to side, rarely flapping its wings. Its wings are at a V-angle called a dihedral.
- New World vultures have no voice.