Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Vultures are so very beautiful when they are on the wing.  I watched a pair this afternoon as they soared and glided in the powder blue sky.  It was a lovely sight.

And we need them!  Without vultures (and crows, and ants, and insects) our woodlands would be filled with rotting animal corpses.

Vultures identify their carrion by smell.  From way up in the sky they can detect gases from decaying animals, gases which we mere humans could not even detect.

The following pictures are not mine -  I lifted them from Google images.

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