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Old May 19, 2007, 8:05 PM   #1
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??? Vultures laying down???


This was a first for me. I have seen them in a lot of strange positions but never laying down. They had already finished spreading their wings into the sun and I figured they were getting ready to head out for the days hunt but NO they decided to lay down for a bit first. These are 3 different Vultures








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Old May 19, 2007, 8:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like unusual behaviour for vultures! You are fortunate to have captured them. Great pictures as usual Roger.

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Old May 19, 2007, 8:40 PM   #3
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Sounds like unusual behaviour for vultures! You are fortunate to have captured them. Great pictures as usual Roger.

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Jay what really blew me away there was only 3 vultures there and all three layed down. I have never seen that before and haven't seen it since. Thanks for looking and commenting.

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Old May 19, 2007, 11:01 PM   #4
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Hi Roger,

Catching wildlife in not-usually-seen situations is one of my favorite things in life -- Okay I'm a little wierd . . . :-)

I really like the reactions of people when they see shots like these.

Nice work!

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Old May 19, 2007, 11:22 PM   #5
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Roger, only you could have spotted something so unusual! From April to October, I see at least 6 to 10 turkey vultures a day& I have NEVER seen a One lay down like that. These are definitely different birds ...you can tell by the ridges on their crests.

Good shooting, as always, Roger!

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Roger, I finally took the time to look at your website(s), both digiscopingdigest.com & the chama.com. GREAT SHOTS! & at good prices as well! You really must put some time into those sites! I was just curious... are you closer to Santa Fe or Albuquerque?? My wife & I took a vacation through NM about 9 years ago & loved it! Especially, north of Santa Fe & south of Albuquerque, not a whole lot in between, although I thought it was awesome watching a storm on either side of the highway while we were dry. The lightning was spectacular! & Sandia Peak waswonderful as well. Just wish I was shooting then ...much less digital! The shots that I would have had!

Keep up the great work!

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Old May 20, 2007, 1:39 AM   #7
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Looks like the word gets around even in the circles of vultures.:lol:They know about your shooting skills with that camera so obviously they posed for you to be seen here.

Great stuff like everything else you've posted.

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Looks more like just sitting down to me..... every animal need to take a load off now and then

ACTUALLY LYING DOWN ON THEIR SIDE OR BACK WOULD BE ODD.
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Great shots Roger,

Just seeing them resting strangly makes them a more bird and less vulture.

Nice shot's Ronny
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I have never seen it before either. That last shot is extremely sharp Roger.

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