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  •  True. They must have been roostling unseen in (2+ / 0-)
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    the nearby trees.  I had just rode 30 miles across the park without having seen one other person or car.   I entered the eery glade thinking I was completely alone.  Whoosh the sounds of their heavy black wings.  It is one thing to see a buzzard in binoculars soaring up in the sky.  It is another to have a hundred of them around you up close, hopping around me with those large curved beaks and sharp talons, and merciless eyes.

    They scared the shit out of me, even though, I now realize that I was never in danger.  Fight or flight.  I chose flight and got the blank of of there.

    Now, I have even more appreciation and respect for them.  In fact, I would consider them to have a unique beauty.

    I play for keeps. Kindness, Equality, Enlightenment, Peace, and Sustainability.

    by QDMacaw on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 09:26:16 PM PDT

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    •  Speaking of unsettling (4+ / 0-)
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      I think it was the spring of 2011 that I woke one March morning and found every tree on the hill out back loaded with vultures. I counted at least 60 before I gave up (they kept moving around).

      Kind of an eerie feeling to have them all perched up there and seemingly looking down at my house. Then I remembered that in December the mooyah who owns the property next to mine had timbered out about twenty acres of his hilltop. That was probably their traditional spring roosting spot, so they moved over to my place.

      I was treated that year with getting to watch one pair raise a family and teach their three kids how to take off, soar, hunt etc.

      Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.

      by Pariah Dog on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 05:12:09 AM PDT

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