Monday, November 17, 2008

Bird On Bird

Although the weather here has once again turned cold (66F!!) and windy, we did have a few nice days last week. I took advantage of the nice weather to burn some of the carbon out of my scooter.

I rounded a corner on the dirt road and surprised this.

He/she/it was kind enough to fly off to a nearby tree where I could get a good look and picture of it.

I didn't even know that there were vultures on Isla. Kind of cool. It was feeding on a dead bird in the road when I interrupted it. Cannibalism at its' best!


Tom and Debi said...

What you have there is a Turkey Vulture, or en espanol, Zopilote.


K.W. Michigan said...

Don't complain! It's 32 degrees here and snowing! So be happy with 66 amigo! I was in Florida last week .. 87 degrees. I often ask myself WHAT the F am I doing here?

Babs said...

It's amazing that osmething so big flies so gracefully!

Islaholic Trixie said...

I have yet to see one on Isla. Is that one the deserted roads past Villa Rolandi's??

Brenda said...

That is cold. lol

Islagringo said...

debi: I knew it was a vulture, just not one kind. I'm not surprised though. We have so many one legged turkeys here!

kw: I asked myself that same question every time I returned to Minnesota from here.

babs: it's the same mystery that explains how fat girls can dance so well.

trixie: maaaybe.

brenda: don't laugh! You wouldn't like it either!

IslaZina said...

I'll be handing out cocktail's at Miguel's Friday after 4:30 until 8 to celebrate my FM2. I hope you and B can make it!

Anonymous said...

That zopilote (vulture) is nature's garbage collector.
It eats carrion, dead animals. Imagine if the dead animal stays there stinking the entire environment. That is not cannibalism! It is a part of nature, meant to clean the earth! yes?
Pat from Baja California