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The Day of the Buzzard...

At Lions-Shelly Park one morning, I was a bit alarmed at all the hundreds [literally] of vultures! They were perched in EVERY tree, soaring silently in the sky, walking the park grounds! With every step I took, they were watching me. Perhaps I shoulda showered before I decided to walk the paths ... maybe I was part of their menu ... on a chilly day, they could dine on a WARM meal!!

Anyway, this time, the park was near clean. The little town of Refugio, tough as it is, has worked diligently to make the paths walkable.












I spent a couple of hours there...this will be a two part album of photos. Part II coming soon.

Photos of the same park before the hurricane damage clean up....HERE

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  1. I think I might have been a little creeped out by all those vultures watching me.

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  2. So glad the vultures decided to dine elsewhere!!
    Refugio is a lovely little town. It is on our route to the National Butterfly Center in Mission.
    Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Once you said you've never stopped at the park...hope you get a chance to do so, soon.

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  3. They sure are big birds! I would have been a little disconcerted by the sheer numbers too. Good pictures, as always. :-)

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    1. They can & do make you a bit nervous.

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  4. Super wow from here! Those are some big birds...must take a lot of road kill or ,,,,,,, to keep their bellies filled... happy to hear to escaped!

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    1. Yep...I escaped without a feather ruffled.

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  5. Fun photos...I wonder if that is a favorite sunning spot of the vultures--are you ever there at the same time? For a couple of years they chose to roost on a cell tower down by city hall. Literally hundreds of them. A few dozen come and perch there still, but they don't roost there any more. I have a photo somewhere on one of my blogs showing part of them.

    And there is a dam about 20 minutes away, and half the time, or more they are there with their wings spread catching the rays.
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    Love the other pics too...would love to walk there.

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    1. I remember once, outside of Chicago...same thing. Makes you wonder why they congregate at times & then other times, not so much?

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  6. I love to watch the interaction of the vultures when they are on the ground near a meal. Very interesting birds with their pecking orders. I would have loved to be able to join you in the park, and sit awhile as you wandered around.

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    1. ...it was a most beautiful day. I would have enjoyed your company!

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  7. A little creepy to see so many! Lovely park area.

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  8. I can't say the Vultures are beautiful, but they have a memorable look.Great scenes along the way.

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  9. I am a huge fan of Gods Garbage Guys which is what i call these clean up crew ugly birds. i think i like them because they are ugly and work so hard to clean up. lovely photos

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    1. The turkey vultures are truly ugly...but, for me, the black vultures not so much.

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  10. Good morning! What a wonderful place to capture some great shots and you did! Thanks for sharing them, it's just almost as good as being there!

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  11. We are having a Buzzard problem, along with our surrounding cities. They soar and soar and soar! Seems like more and more each week. It was even in the paper about this asking what should be done.

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  12. Anni, we have dozens of turkey vultures down near the city dump. Love being back in touch and seeing your beautiful photos.

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    1. My goodness...what a nice surprise this morning! Welcome back.

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  13. Those buzzards are unsettling. I built a compressor station in the mountains of southeast Oklahoma near a place called Buzzard Gap. It was well named. Lots of buzzards and had been for years.

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    1. I'll have to look this up today and read about the area.

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  14. Being snowbound I went to my blog for the first time in months. I am so glad to have come "home" again to find you still have the most wonderful place to visit! Have a grand day!

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    1. Well, if it takes you being snowbound to stop and visit with me, then...keep on snowing!!!

      Thanks for the compliments Cathy!

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