These buzzards found a piece of sidewalk and thereby made their way into Alive & Trekking’s Which Way Photo Challenge.
There was some police activity on the road that runs parallel to the northern side of our property. There is a school for trouble teenagers behind our house. On this day, there had been a particularly brutal fight between students and one student deployed pepper spray on another. Times have certainly changed.
Here we have a picturesque stretch of country road that has survived the housing boom in Annapolis.
At ground level, they’re quite hideous, but when they take flight, they are simply majestic. I speak of the buzzard. More than once, I’ve spoken of my admiration for the lowly buzzards, also known as a vulture. Yes, I am from the school that considers the terms synonymous. This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan of… challenge #55.
Turkey buzzards, October 10, 2019. Another photograph from my chance encounter on October 10, 2019 in Arnold, Maryland. This morning, as I was driving down the road, I saw a large bird-of-prey with a tiny morsel in its talons. It was flying rather low, but I was unable to identify its prey. It brought to mind a line from an old movie called, “The Night of the Hunter,” starring Lillian Gish and Robert Mitchum. Lillian Gish’s character is standing on the front porch and she sees a night owl capture a bunny rabbit. In response, she says, “The world is hard on little things.”
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Again with the buzzards!Mr. and Mrs. Buzzard are having a tiff.
A noble, if hideous profile!
Also submitted to Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day Challenge, also known as BOTD.
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Turkey Buzzard (with meal) October 10, 2019, Arnold Maryland
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