Monday, October 15, 2012

Red Car Property: Vultures Circling

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 10, 2012.  No really, a flock of (most likely) Turkey Vultures were riding the updrafts above the Red Car Property last week.  This was the best I could do with a cell phone camera.  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 
Every fall, I've seen large flocks of vultures, circling high,  along the same route soaring across the neighborhood.  They come from the general direction of Silver Lake Reservoir, cross over the Red Car Property and Corralitas Drive, down the 5 Freeway, heading toward Boyle Heights.  They have the distinctive vulture shape, and are way larger than any other bird around. 
Learn more about Turkey Vultures: Cornell Lab of Ornithology