Eeeeeerie ):strange bird the vulture.great shots ..
Very good shots again......never seen this one before.
Well....cheering folks up is probably not what vultures are known for.... ;)But have a good Sunday!
They are quite handsome birds in their own way. Nice pictures of these scavengers.
Morning, Wow!!!! such great pictures of the Black Vulture....for some reason not as ugly as the other Vulture.....Blessings Francine.
They are good to have around -- if not for looks, but for cleaning up unwanted "stuff." :)
They are one unique kind of bird! They have a job to do!.. :)
Absolutely fantastic shots of this bird~!
Great shots of these spooky vultures!
Morning Tex We have Turkey Vultures here and the only thing I know about Vultures in Texas is what I seen in the movies something that always makes me a little nervous:)Great shots they are a pretty bird in some ways. Hug B
Misty fog a bonus.
These are rare here.Great sights!
Vultures are an interesting bird. They are ugly,yet beautiful. Does that make sense? I had to go look up the Black Vulture in a field guide. I see that their wing pattern is totally different from the Turkey Vulture,which I am familiar with.
I like these vultures, just like i like the possums. they are natures way of cleaning our environment, unlike us humans. the 3rd pic today is my favorite, i like his beak and he looks a little sad....
oh, i wish they would spread their wings for ya. they are such awesome birds. love to show off too. ( :
Dearest Theresa,Oh, vultures look SO gallant (not sure the word is proper here, haha) or brave.I never knew there were black ones(^^;)I wished I could have more courage seeing them☆☆☆Love you always from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
Amazing but creepy at the same time. Love the last shot. Have a serene Sunday.Best wishes Molly
Everything is beautiful in its own way. Excellent shots!
Nice series specially the last two!
Nice job on the Vulture photos. We don't get the black ones here - just Turkey Vultures with their bright red heads. Really like your silhouette shots.
Oh yeah, they're real day brighteners. I half expect to turn around and see The Reaper standing behind me, now. Sheesh, you nut!
Beautiful shots! I learn a lot about birds from you!
Fabulous shots, Theresa! They are such strange-looking creatures - kind of prehistoric.
Lovely pictures!Thank you for sharing) Hanne Bente
Yes, vultures are SO relaxing! They always remind of a looooong sleep.
I don't know why vultures get a bad name...they're actually beautiful birds. Visiting your blog regularly for the past month, I find myself wanting to get into nature photography :)
What a cool looking bird!
Nothing says cheerful quite like a set of vulture photos :-) nice captures!
Sorry...they give me the creeps!
You're just messin' with us on a Sunday!
Well now, who invited them to dinner:@) Happy Sunday!
Looks like they're perched to do their job.
Beautiful images, never seen this wild birds!Nice dayCrissi
What are they "vultching?"
I prefer the "TV's" instead...much more attractive...:)JP
A very mystic bird, and a little bit scary...;) Great shots!
They sure wouldn't win any beauty contests :)
much maligned birds but great to have in the ecosystem.
I love black birds, especially the vultures and the ravens. Which is why my daughter, now 32 is named Raven because I love her and the name Vulture seemed a little too edgy for a newborn.Your photography inspires me to learn more about my camera. Thank you!
Oooo, they are so spooky looking! Great shots, Tex!
These are amazing shots, creepy but amazing!! My blue birds returned today, so I am Happy :)
I think I saw one of those in a nightmare last week!
Those are such great photos. I just love vultures. Were you close enough that they were hissing at you? I am always impressed when you get shots of them.
I think vultures are kind of cool
Very nice series! I love watching them soar on a clear day. It usually means hawks and eagles will be nearby!Of course, I'd hate to walk in the woods and swamps if we had no vultures to keep things clean!
What? No superbowl Raven! I guess I'll have to settle for the vulture ~ lol.
Pretty dramatic!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
They are interesting creatures and probably unliked by those who have no first hand experience because of their reputation. Good series.
We don't have any vultures in the UK so it's great to see yours TWG. it cheered up my gloomy, rainy Sunday too.
They are ominous creatures. But very necessary in nature.
Do I need Vultures to cheer me on or up. LOL Cool pictures. We only have Turkey Vultures here with bright red heads. MB
I love those birds. They gotten a bad reputation through the years. I think they're beautiful in their own way. Every once in a while here while driving you can see one swoop down in front of you and grab the already run over snake. Pretty interesting.
Not the prettiest birds in nature but they do clean up quite well.
They are magnificent. I spotted my first pair last week but they had white faces. :/
Great shots! Good to know there is something that looks worse than I do on a gray, early morning!!!
Great birds. Such power and attitude.
Nothing like a symbol of death to bring a little cheer! :-) I've rarely seen these. We have far more of the Turkey death symbols. Those last two photos are awesome!
oh i love them!! #2 is so cool, with his stretching neck, it shows the "feather fluff"!!they are rarer here, we have lots of turkey vultures but if you see these, with the black head, it's considered a rare sighting!!love looking at them fly!!happy sunday!!
Cool shots of the Black Vultures. I am not sure if they would cheer me though!
Vultures may not cheer me up, but your COMMENTARY here on your post did.Great pics...I especially like the 3rd one down from the top.
zwarte gieren ,die vliegen bij jullie in de tuin?
Stay away from our ribs please!
Oh my, ugly birds...even their name is ugly. bring by the skinny chicken!!
They are just nasty looking creatures!
Hahaha! You know, they are cheering me up, much cuter in your photos than the image I had of them...
T, nefarious critters indeed! Great shots!
I know these guys are supposed to be creepy and such, but there is something about them that I just love. Great photos, especially the last two.Happy Sunday to you!
Wow!!.. Impressive.. I was saying in Colombia.. Fantastic raptor.. Congrats
Nice shots, Theresa. They are a little creepy, though. Especially in those last two dark photos.
Vultures! can be ugly things, however I think the Black Vultures have somewhat of a cute appeal. I know some of your readers dont think so.Whilst in Venezuela last year I came across this species alot and loved them
Todd loves the vultures that soar over our house--He chases them while they ignore him.
I have to confess ... nothing makes me love those birds. :( lol
Beautiful Black Vultures, looking smug in trees.
I always find these guys a little creepy. As always you show a good sequence of shots.
Great serie....they look some scary
Wow, great shots of these big birds :)
Fastastic birds you have shown, what are they waiting for, is there food for them ?peter
Thank you, Theresa, I feel better about myself now!
Creepy birds, but nice shots.
Dla mnie to smutne ptaki, ale zdjęcia mają bardzo ładne. Pozdrawiam.For me, it's sad birds, but the pictures are very nice. Yours.
They're an interesting looking bird. Great captures and I like the last two in silhouette.
I don't think I've ever seen one of these fellows, although we have an abundance of their cousins, the turkey vulture. I do believe the branch of the family you have is a bit more handsome than those that we have.
I always knew you were "unique" Miss T, but really! Vultures and CHEER! sheesh LOL
I feel cheered. Excuse me while I check my pulse...
See lots of Turkey Vultures but few of these. Handy birds they are. Always ready to take on a morbid clean up job!
Are'nt they a bit of ugly birds Tex?Your photos are amazing as always!Have a lovely week!!Dimi..
Well I don't think I can say they are handsome but God definitely made them for a purpose. TFS Theresa.Felicai
YOu really got some great shots...they are really big birds and not so pretty....
Everything is here for a reason.
Great shots of these cool birds.
You're so funny!! :)
Ok, ummm not exactly known for their beauty are they? HA HA Nice shots though.
Can you believe I saw one here??
Nice captures of a not so pretty bird.
Those things are so creepy!
The last two shots look moody and artistic! Nice work.
They certainly are impressive birds.
I think Vultures get a bad rap. Look at how they've been exploited in Western movies - used as props to show us that someone is laying dead all over the desert somewhere. poor guys. they have their purpose, and your shots are excellent. I almost like them. happy week to you TWG. ( you know, your new profile shot makes up for the vultures - it's adorable).
Such an interesting bird. Kinda scary and kinda cool!
I Love these birds!
These are outstanding! Vultures are so cool.
Are they waiting for the team that gets slaughtered in the Super Bowl?
Wow. They are strange and necessary birds.
Dearest Theresa,That one with its open beak was a super shot! I only saw them once over the fence at our neighbor's property, feasting on an armadillo... With their wingspan they had a hard time rising off the ground through the branches up.Hugs,Mariette
I don't know about the cheer part -I always associate them with death and black ones even. I'll probably have nightmares. :)You got some great shots. My fave is the one with his beak open!
Put a little purple on them and they remind me of the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. ;-) I like seeing the Black Vultures, since we have only the Turkey Vultures here.
Gruesome looking fellow.
Vultures get such a bad rep, they are majestic in their own right...
Wow! How cool is that? First time I have seen a vulture, believe it or not.
No favorite of mine, so I am glad I don't see them out and about. They do keep things tidied up though, don't they?Cheers,Jo
I love it when they are in the road eating road kill and we can nearly run over them....at least scare them off with a honk. lol They look evil.
Great shots of the vultures! Gotta love 'em. They clean up a lot of smelly stuff!~Lindy
A very nice set of black buzzard, I mean vulture photos. I must say this again. YOu have one heck-of-a-place for attracting birds. Have you kept a list of the number of species that you have seen on your property?
Great shots. I'd like to see these in the wild.Stewart M - Melbourne
Very cheerfull indeed, these guys :D .To be honoust i like the last 2 pics the most because the whole atmosphere of the image fits the image of these birds.Very nice!
These darn birds scare the heck out of me. You have evoked that emotion and captured them so well!
truly unattractive creatures, faces only a mother vulture could love
i have never seen a vulture in person.they are a little creepy...aren't they?
I liken vultures to warthogs.... beautiful in their own special way! - The Equestrian Vagabond
We aren't football fans so yesterday we only caught the last thirty minutes of the game because we were waiting for Elementary to come on. (The only football game I will watch is one involving Rutgers, because my nephew plays for them!) Anyway, we were a little confused by the Baltimore Ravens. Seemed like an interesting bird to have as a mascot, and my hubby said, "How about the Vultures...that would be a good one!" This morning I see your vultures post, which you actually posted on Super Bowl Sunday! :-) Interesting coincidence. No one would choose them as a mascot, I don't think...they are too spooky. Kind've sad, really, :-) Loved your pics!
Funny bird, great serie of photos!
I love the vultures, and the last two shots were very moody and mysterious, good job.
You just gotta love 'em for keeping the roadkill remnants to a minimum.On a totally separate note, I love your "new" profile picture. It could have been there for weeks and weeks but I'm just now catching up.
My blog is word free. I hate the word verification too!I actually enjoy seeing these vultures from time to time. Oddly enough I took several pictures of them myself this week in Sulpher Okalhoma at Chickasaw State park.I love your shots but then I always do. Why? because they are always so good!I found some old photos I took the last time we visited down in Corpus. All of the photos posted were taken with my old Kodak Instamatic.What surprised me about the pictures is I must have spent the entire day taking pictures of birds. I never realized that even way back then I was fascinated with birds.Enough said..time to go!Happy day to you!!
Oh, yeah, they're a cheerful lookin' bunch alright. :)
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