This flock of Black Vultures was running towards a meal on the highway we were traveling along, when I quickly snapped the pictures. I took these pictures through the windshield of our pick-up truck as we drove past. I took these pictures on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, a few miles from my home.
The more commonly seen Turkey Vultures (red face and brown feathers), and these Black Vultures, are nature’s clean-up squad and often can be found eating dead critters that have been hit by cars on the roads. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
These two Black Vultures were spotted in the mysterious jungle-like Dora Canal area near Lake Eustis in Lake County, Florida. The Black Vultures live in Florida and in other states along the Gulf of Mexico. These birds also are found in Mexico, around Central America and all the way down into South America.
Like the other Vultures, these are nature’s clean up squad. Even though they are buzzards, they are handsome big birds. I took these pictures during a day-long boat trip around several lakes canals and the Dead River in central Florida on April 25, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy! Wishing all Moms a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday!