[CT Birds] Question: Why are Turkey Vultures on Roof top?

david bingham dbbingham at sbcglobal.net
Sun Apr 22 12:11:18 EDT 2007

My guess is a combination of factors:
Warmth from the stovepipe. Road kill on the highway. A good view.
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Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 7:47 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Question: Why are Turkey Vultures on Roof top?

>I am interested in thoughts and opinions regarding 2 Turkey Vultures I have 
>been observing on a roof top since March 30. Because I think this behavior 
>is a little bizarre and they were still there yesterday I stopped and 
>talked to the neighbor who happened to be out working in her front yard. 
>She told me the birds  have been hanging around since early to mid March .
> The house is on a heavily traveled state road in north central CT and 
> occupied. The birds both adult, are normally seen perched close to a brick 
> chimney and a shiny metal wood stove vent. At least one of the birds is 
> pretty interested in it's reflection. They fly off for short periods of 
> time but return and spend approximately 80% of the day on the roof.
> Is this just a matter of being attracted to the warmth of the chimneys?
> An interest in the reflection of stove pipe?
> Attraction to odors/scents permeating from home?
> Waiting on thermals?
> Nothing better to do?
> Pictures can be viewed at  http://www.wildshots.net/new.html
> Anita Mueller
> Enfield, CT
> designamm at aol.com
> www.wildshots.net
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