Should I Be Worried?

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  1. brookdalebill

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    On the back deck rail this morning.
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    Is he looking at you?

    Time for a checkup!
     
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    Oh yeah, they know
     
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    From the neck up?
     
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    We have lots of vultures around but they don't get too close.
     
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    That is a great photo. We have those all the time. Turkey Vultures and on occasions we get "condors". The clean all the dead "critters' on the road that get hit by cars. There must be something dead around your house.
     
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    You built it a very nice perch, I think that's a show of approval.
     
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    We were playing golf last week in the Texas heat. After a pitiful shot into the woods I told my playing partner if I did not come back out and the buzzards who had been circling a little ways off came over our way to please call 911 or at least the morgue.
     
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    Either it's just chillin', or something funky is around there.

    The turkey vulture (aka buzzard) "hunts" via smell. The black-headed vultures do not...they use sight to spot the turkey vultures circling and then join the party. Lazy bastards. :D
     
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    The current leading cause of death in Texas is.... living in Texas.
     
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    For some reason I tend to see more black vultures in my area, which have an even more foreboding appearance.

    Good birds to have around though since they clean up all the roadkill.
     
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    Do they get advance notice?
     
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    A little bird told them.



    I'll let myself out. Thanks.
     
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    Reminds me of the story of Rick Rubin approaching Jerry Lee Lewis. The Killer said “are you the guy that’s been doing them Johnny Cash records?” Rick answered in the affirmative, and Jerry Lee yelled at him “Get the hell away from me! I ain’t dyin’!”
     
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    Is it deer archery season there? That is when they seem to show up in our area. Easy pickings from harvesting.
     
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    But are they circlin overhead?
     
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    Not quite yet on bow season.

    They're here year-round, anyway.
     
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    Fun fact: they have evolved with a bald head and neck because of all of the bacteria in the dead stuff they eat. The baldness allows the UV to get to their skin and kill off the bacteria.
     
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    Alas, constantly.
    I had a bath this morning.
    Good thing, probably.
     
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    We get regular visits from a local turkey vulture "wake" (flock). When I mentioned it to my neighbor he assured me that there wasn't anything to be worried about. "They just recognized you as another old buzzard."

    Welcome to the club.;)
     
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