Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Buzzard Time

These big black birds of prey have their season in the Keys.

This character was hanging out alone enjoying a warm morning ignoring us far below. I'm told these birds mate for life and shit on their own legs to stay cool. That notion is too bizarre for me to have made it up.

They are not often viewed kindly but if it were not for them there would be many more dead animals littering our woods as their preferred food is carrion.

They are known locally alongside the red headed turkey vulture as carrion crows.

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