|Young Vulture- 2012|
Yesterday as I drove the pond trail, I stopped to check out the old tree. The hollow trunk is a little shorter now, just over 6 feet tall, a thin barrel of wood with cracks in the sides. I tapped it lightly with my knuckle and it resonated with a deep pitch. Then I heard a soft low-pitched hiss, the distinctive sound of a vulture chick warning me to get away.
|Vulture Tree Base|
Although I couldn't see the screen on my camera, I decided to try taking some pictures blindly. Each flash of the camera brought on another warning hiss. To my surprise I managed to get several decent portraits of the chicks.
|"HISS- I'm big and I'm BAAD!"|