posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:34 PM
An unusual thing happened today, but I'll get to this later.
A few days ago, a friend drove me to a county park near the bay.
I sighted one and only one bird, and this sighting didn't even occur in the park.
It occurred on the road leading to the park entrance. A bird flew across the road ahead of us.
That park has very dense vegetation that you can liken to a jungle. Yet there were no birds to be seen there.
I took a brief walk on one of the nature trails, and I heard only one bird call... just one in a setting that can be likened to a jungle. Imagine
Getting back to the unusual occurrence... I saw a wake today.
That is, I saw a wake of about 12 vultures on the ground while I was out on foot running an errand for myself. About four of these vultures were
feeding on what seemed to be a squashed squirrel in the street.
I never before have seen a vulture, and here there were 12 of them, quite large ones, I might add, in an area where there is a dearth of birds.
So, I see no seagulls in supermarket parking lots like I used to see where I resided more than 30 miles away from the beach, yet, now, I guess it's
more likely to spot vultures in these parts which are much closer to major bodies of water.
I did some quick research on Wikipedia, and it seems that this area is just inside the territorial zone for this kind of vulture. I always thought
that vultures were desert fixtures, as portrayed in old westerns and Road Runner cartoons.
That's all for now.