Tuesday, May 18, 2010
We get a lot of birds at the feeders....an entire flock of blue jays, a very skittish
Baltimore Oriole that I haven't been able to get a photo of, lots of woodpeckers, including this Red Headed Woodpecker but I didn't think I'd ever get a visit from this guy... that's a close-up of a Turkey Vulture. These birds can grow up to 81 cm/32 inches with a wing span of 1.8 meters/6ft. and feed entirely off carrion. So in other words he's here to clean up that dead deer next door and not a minute too soon.
Apparently the Ministry of Natural Resources doesn't bother when the animals are on private property.