Saturday, January 16, 2010

Clean up crew

clean up crew

It was cold for so long, that we had a fish kill in the lake behind our house. At first we noticed a few vultures, then there were hundreds. They lined the shoreline and lurked on the roofs. They waded in the water like egrets, dragged their feast to the shore and then spent the rest of the day fighting with each other over carcasses. Once you get over the creepiness, and realize the other option is a lake of stinky dead fish, they are just part the eco-system. They are mostly gone now and the egrets and herons are back. But I’m still looking for the swans to return.

related post: unusual visitors

1 comment:

  1. Your birds are MUCH prettier! But you're right, the vultures are a pretty good clean up crew.