Date: 2/23/17 12:36 pm
From: Stuart Koch <stuartkoch...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Sightings along the Fox in Dundee 2/22 5:30-6:30 pm
A group of vultures is called a wake, committee, venue, kettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee, volt, and venue refer to vulturesresting in trees. Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.

On Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00 AM, "S J <stevejner...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  A group of Turkey Vultures has many names... Cast, Committee, Meal, Vortex, and Wake. I have also heard of them being referred to a Kettle of Vultures when kittling.
Steve Jner

On Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:46 AM, "Lucy De Lap <ldelap...> [ILbirds]" <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:


  On a casual walk across the pedestrian bridge from East Dundee through downtown West Dundee and back with bird watching not the main goal, we were surprised first by a FOY flock(?) of 25 or so turkey vultures making their way north along the river. (Is there a proper name for a flock of vultures?)

Next we noted an adult bald eagle lazily gliding in circles over our villages (hardly rare for this area but still magnificent in the waning sun).
Then toward dusk, as we walked north in East Dundee a block or so from the river, we were especially surprised to see a bat (possibly 2) swooping around in search of food.

Lucy DeLapEast DundeeKane County


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