Sunday, February 19, 2012

Black Vulture, #19/50

This image was taken last weekend at Dinner Island Ranch. We were on the look out for Caracara's, but instead . . . . . this fellow got his picture taken.  I am working on my Level I Wings Over Florida Certificate, and this is Bird ID # 19 of my first 50.

Dinner Island Ranch is over 21,000 acres, and we went during hunting season, maybe that's why we saw basically NO other wildlife on our 2 hour drive around . . . . I don't know if I will ever return to this spot for bird photography.

Interesting Facts:

Common in Florida. Smaller than the Turkey Vulture. The head is black. Usually seen soaring in tight circles.

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