Another Starling Gathering! Except...
In this section, almost all of these birds are somebody else!
Ha! They are Brewer Blackbirds! The black-black ones
are the males and the plain, dark brownish ones are female.
The Blackbirds are a bit more round, whereas the Starlings
are more sleek.
There are a couple of starlings, just north of center, you
can see his
But cool! Since I've never really taken pics of Starling
Gatherings, I never knew that they were joined by Brewer
Blackbirds. I'm so glad to learn new things!!
But here's someone even awesomer! A Turkey Vulture,
on the ground, eating some dead creature!!
He seems small to me, so I'm going to call him a male...
I'm assuming, like raptors, the females are bigger.
When I first saw him, I couldn't figure out who he was
eating. The creamy white fur made me think a cat had
died, but I really couldn't see past the grass and stuff.
(Warning: dead animal!) shows hands, not paws. Who has
hands like that? It's not a raccoon... *thinking* OH!
an Opossum. Poor Critter. I wonder how he/she died.
Vultures are so cool, and they are def my favorite of
the big birds. When they look at you, you can see that
they are definitely a person!
They are kind of outside the
food chain... They
don't kill anyone for food, and one one kills them for
food. And their role of cleaning up the dead is really
so important for ecosystems.
Vultures are just awesome! :)