Saturday, January 16, 2010
January 16, 2010 Discover Life At Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek, A Bird Sanctuary in Waller County, Texas, USA, Earth
Crazy BirdWoman Caught Having Happy Hour With A Couple of Real Buzzards
Welcome To Everyone, Everywhere! Come on in as we are about to begin our Class on Nature Studies of Rainbow Creek and Photography tips on shooting Nature Shots. Today we are meeting at the front gate of Kates Cabin. Directly across the street we have some visitors arriving to spend the last minutes of suntime with me before they head in for the night.
Our Photostudy today will be on these birds named Turkey Vultures. They have been flying and gliding overhead for an hour or so as I have been working in this front flowerbed. It is not normal for these birds to land and sit comfortably this close to people. However these birds know me and come to sit by me by choice when they could easily choose other trees. For this I am honored. These buzzards come to Kates Cabin every winter and stay with us from Dec until April. They sleep in the tall pine trees by Rainbow Creek. Sometimes if the sun is out they come here to the gate to hang out in the sun tree before they go up to the pines. So I get my lounge chair and camera and we sit and watch each other until they go up to sleep.
This flock does everything together. They eat, travel and play. They appear to have feelings for each other. Today we are going to look at the two I call the 'lovebirds'. This is Lucy (black head) and her beau, Lucky (red head). So try to overcome your prejudice against these vultures. I know they ate a dead cow for lunch, but Hello! What did you eat? Just try to make it to the end of the photostudy and open up your heart to their beauty.
Lucy is checking out her feathers, They spend alot of time cleaning their feathers when they sun.
Above, Lucy appears to have no head!
There she is cleaning a feather as Lucky looks on with Pride.
Here goes King Buzz last one heading to the Pines. Goodnite King, Goodnite Kate.
.................................................brendasue signing off from rainbow creek-Goodnight Everyone, Everywhere!
Posted by Brendasue at 7:59 PM