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A Killdeer, several Turkey Vultures, and a Hawk (Red-shouldered???), were all seen in the development where I live on December 4, 2013 in the late afternoon.  I also spotted a large flock of birds, likely also Killdeer.  The Turkey Vultures, often nicknamed “Buzzards”, were circling and soaring.  There were three of these large vultures and only one ventured low in the sky.

The Hawk was perched with its back to me, in a small tree.  It probably was just resting.  The Killdeer was spotted along a section of the golf course fairway near the road.  I sure enjoy seeing the broad variety of birds here in Marion County, Florida.  More birds are on the way South.  I am very interested to find out which birds I will see next.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Buzzard, Hawk, and Killdeer, Oh My!" (8)

  1. i like to watch vultures. they don’t creep me out in the least. 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, When my husband and I first visited here last year, practically all the birds we saw at that time were vultures and crows. I think that the area where our hotel was at is close to larger ranches and that confused the issue. Lots of open pastures encourages vultures to be near. Glad you don’t get creeped out by buzzards. Have a safe and good weekend and stay warm!

  2. So this is their migration to the south? I recently saw a Killdeer, I love watching the way they walk.

    • Hi Ginny, I never had seen a huge flock of Killdeer but I’m guessing that this is a migratory group here. Glad you like these shore birds that often are seen inland. Have a really good weekend!

  3. Nice variety, I do not mind the vultures either. And the Killdeer are so cute, I love their eyes. Great post! Have a happy weekend!

  4. That’s a lot of variety. We have all of those here, but the Killdeer are only summer visitors.

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