[CT Birds] vulture observation

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Thu Jan 14 18:20:37 EST 2010


Turkey Vultures have very sensitive noses, at least when it comes to finding dead stuff.  Your posting reminded me of a story about that, which can be read here:

http://www.juliezickefoose.com/writing/vultures.php

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

--- On Thu, 1/14/10, Glenn Williams <gswilliams9 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> from Glenn Williams:
> 1/14 - Waterford High School -- BLACK VULTURE
> Groton Reservoir from I-95 -- 2 COMMON RAVENS
> 
> Yesterday we had a major sewage back up at the high
> school.  It was pretty foul smelling as a number of
> bathrooms overflowed.  Each bathroom is vented to the
> outside but things were pretty bad inside, even today. 
> I noticed a few Turkey Vultures landing on the roof
> yesterday (near bathroom vents but did not make the
> connection).  Today there were vultures all around the
> high school all day.  Amazing how they were drawn in -
> you wouldn't think it would be that odoriferous outside.
> 
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic




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