[CT Birds] vulture question

Glenn Williams gswilliams9 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 20 20:58:39 EST 2009

I have not checked out the Quaker Hill, Waterford vulture roost yet this winter, but driving by the area a few weeks ago when they were coming into roost, there were more Black Vultures than Turkey Vultures in the air.  Hard to tell when you are driving fifty mph, but it looked like over twenty Black Vultures.  If I don't get to the roost at the right time in the near future, there will be an accurate tally for the New London CBC on Jan 2nd.  I would guess this year will be a new high for the roost.

Glenn Williams
Mystic, CT

--- On Sun, 12/20/09, Chris Elphick <elphick at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: Chris Elphick <elphick at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] vulture question
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 8:42 PM
> >Might we assume now that TVs
> winter over most often near the shore with the BVs in
> >better numbers inland?
> Paul - there is a regular roost of turkey vultures in
> Willimantic, numbering 100 or more birds at times, many of
> which are around for most of the winter.  In the last few
> years, smaller numbers of blacks have been joining them. 
> Seven were reported earlier in the week, which might be the
> highest count to date.
> Chris
> Chris Elphick
> Storrs, CT
> elphick at sbcglobal.net
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