Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

Location: Fellsmere, Oak street

This was one of the oddest mixed flocks I've ever seen. This is just a small part of the flock, but there were many Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures, and White Ibis all feeding together, In general, vultures eat carrion, and ibises are tactile feeders who probe for worms and the like. They have completely different feeding styles and behaviours. I could not tell what they were eating, and didn't want to get close enough to disturb them, but the vultures clearly were eating too. I dunno. Maybe they banded together and were trying to make a peace and harmony type political statement, which I am really cool with.

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

No comments: