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Old Feb 23, 2009, 4:33 PM   #1
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I was hiking in state game lands this afternoon. Looking for anything to take pictures of . Cabin Fever is starting to set in. I can not believe what I walked up on. This is the first time I ever had the opportunity to see 15 turkey vultures in 1 tree. Some big birds. I kept walking closer and taking pics as I went .

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Old Feb 23, 2009, 4:35 PM   #2
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These three guy's remind me of the Jungle Book Movie

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Old Feb 23, 2009, 4:37 PM   #3
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 4:38 PM   #4
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 4:41 PM   #5
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Not real good at BIF ... But I'm getting closer.

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Old Feb 23, 2009, 7:27 PM   #6
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Those are one ugly looking bird. Or, should I say 15 ugly looking birds.:-)

I know what you mean about cabin fever. The more years I spend in New England, the longer I think winter becomes every year. A friend and I talked about waiting for the next nice weathered Fri or Mon and taking off for the Maine coast to photograph stuff.

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Old Feb 23, 2009, 7:38 PM   #7
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Nice work Stwvie,
keep it up, they're better than my first bIF shots!:G
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Very nice! While vultures aren't the prettiest birds in the world, these pictures are very cool. I rarely see one, much less 15 in one tree!
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 9:38 PM   #9
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These are great shots. We have a lot of turkey vultures up here every summer, but they tend to disappear when the weather turns cold. I've seen lots of them in Florida in the winter. Do they stay in your part of Pennsylvania through the winter, or are these guys returning north a bit early?
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Actually, I see no more than one Turkey Vulture in each of the first two photos. The rest are Black Vultures. Black Vultures have a heavier wing loading and ger becalmed on days when the more lightly loaded Turkey Vultures are still up soaring, so you see concentrations of Black Vultures in trees mfore often. Read down in the following thread for a further explanation of the diferences:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...89&forum_id=80
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