Another leftover image from last weekend’s visit to the Stick Marsh. As the blue sky covered over with clouds ahead of the impending rain this Black Vulture came swooping by on a very close approach. For more, see Stick Marsh Action in Two Parts – Part One and Part Two.
It was reported after the Vero Beach Air Show held on 21 & 22 April 2018 that a Blue Angel Boeing F/A-18 Hornet performing in the Saturday show sucked a bird into an engine causing $1 million worth of damage to the plane. The plane landed safely with few being aware of the incident at the time but, it is springtime, and birds are on the move in large numbers. Below are selected photos of the Saturday and Sunday Blue […]
A flock of vultures soar near the mock life-size External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters on display in front of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at sunset.
Two days of visits to the Padgett Creek Ranches, made up of the Long Shadows Ranch and the Triple S Ranch in Indian River County, did not provide the bonanza of wildlife photos as in the past. Most likely due to the extreme cold weather that befell the first day and was still lingering around on the second. A conservation easement protects 1,600 acres around Padgett Creek, part of the headwaters to the St. Johns River that flows northward up […]
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Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures have been visiting me at work the past few mornings at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). My view out the office window is of these lovely birds—and I mean that genuinely—relaxing up in the trees or atop the poles around the parking lot. The real fun is when they fly onto the roof, landing with a loud thud, then walking around with a clomping sound that leaves me looking amusingly up at the ceiling […]
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Black Vultures enjoy the morning atop light poles lining the Crawlerway at Kennedy Space Center. A view of one of the Crawler-Transporters with a Shuttle-era Mobile Launcher Platform upon its back waits patiently in the storage yard to be of use again one day. All these photos were taken from the Launch Complex 39 Observation Gantry, which put one at Vulture-level on the lights. The Crawlerway turns toward the distant Launch Complex 39B. A former Apollo-Saturn and Space Shuttle launch […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus, Crawler, Crawler-Transporter, Crawlerway, Kennedy Space Center, KSC, Launch Complex 39 Observation Gantry, Launch Complex 39B, LC39B, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, SLS, Space Launch System