Friday, November 21, 2014

Vultures

These scavenging birds of prey may not be the prettiest creatures, but there is something about them that peaks my interest. They are majestic in a very imposing way.  My husband took these photos during an extremely foggy morning and they turned out great. 
A group of vultures is called a wakecommitteevenuekettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committeevolt, and venue refer to vultures resting in trees. 
Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.

 I like that they chose this gnarly, slightly spooky yet somehow also beautiful hangout. These moments exist all around us...and they are enchanting.

5 comments:

  1. They are so enchanting!! That last photo is spectacular!! I feel the same way about them. They have a way of making you pause. Lovely weekend to you! Nicole xo

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    1. I hope your family is enjoying some quality time together! Are you hosting thanksgiving or going away?

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  2. Fabulous photos .. And great info! :)

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  3. We have Turkey Vultures near our home and they used to give me the creeps, but then I read up on them and learned that they have large families and stay together, I loved that and I also think it is great they clean up all the poor animals that have passed away.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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