Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A flock and a friend

An invitation from a friend took me to a quiet corner of perfection.

A local lake with a vast expanse of lotus, a full moon and a special gathering of special birds.

Around 200 vultures.
She had seen this spectacle the night before, and hoped to experience it again.

We approached as quietly as we could,
but the trees shook and cracked as the birds moved to another.

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Stiff wings created a whistling song as they transferred themselves to the opposite side of the parking lot.
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Tree after tree protested the weight of the vultures, each bird weighing about 4 pounds.

As the vultures settled for the night, we sat near the water, saying goodnight to the sky.

Trying different settings on my camera, to replicate the beauty that was unfolding around us.
(Had to sneak to catch sight of our Nina...She's in the lower left corner)

I can't wait to go back.


Mary said...

Fess up. Nina wrote this for you, didn't she? Just kidding ;-)

Wish I was there...it's a perfect time with the best people.

RuthieJ said...

that woulda been so cool to see. I don't think I've ever seen even 1 vulture perched in a tree.