Posted in Photos, tagged Art, Beauty, Birds, Life, Life in the Foothills, Nature, Photography, Photography (2), Sierra Foothills, Travel, Turkey Buzzard, Wildlife on December 24, 2014 |
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Yesterday, I wandered outside and was sitting in front of the house when I noticed there were no birds around. We always have birds in our yard, particularly around the bird feeder, and there was not a one to be found. Then a movement off to my left caught my eye. It was a turkey buzzard. Then I realized there was more than one. Now recently we had a fox die across the street from our house, and the janitors finely showed up to clean it up! I headed back into the house to grab my camera and my 55/250 lens. So, today, I wanted to share the photos I caught of these birds of which there were about a half dozen.
One of these huge birds was perched on the power pole watching over the fox remains.
Standing watch from the power pole
There were a couple of them in the trees surrounding the area where the fox lay.
Watching from a pine tree
Sitting on top of the world
As I got closer, a number of them flew off. One remained on a branch and as I watched it prepared to take flight. This next series of photos I snapped are one after another.
As this bird began to fly I caught this next series of photos…
Heading out of the trees
The bird joined another in flight, circling, circling, circling, willing me to move away from the area so that they could continue to feed.
Joining another to circle
This is Life in the Foothills! One never knows what one will see, discover and get to enjoy! I hope that you liked this series of one of the locals in our area!
May you have an amazing day and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^
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