A Crested Caracara walks along the roadside at Treasure Hammock Ranch, to investigate some roadkill near a pile of scat. The bird scooped up the roadkill and flew off with it. Like Vultures and Bald Eagles, the Crested Caracara is also a carrion eater. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
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.
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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There was a little competition this morning between a Bald Eagle and a group of Black Vultures over some fresh roadkill. The Vultures were wary of the Eagle but none of them could do anything about the frequent traffic that eventually drove the Eagle away in frustration over not being able to scavenge the carcass in relative peace. This was one of those situations were I only had my pocket camera to record the action but it did an okay […]