Date: 3/1/17 9:36 pm From: robert adamo <radamo4691...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Gray day makes for vulture play !
Today was gray & overcast. I attended Mass* at noon (Ash Wednesday) and when leaving afterward, was greeted by ~ 20 Turkey Vultures (all but 5 in flight) gliding, turning, trying to stay in place, banking, wheeling - along with some interacting quite closely with their brethren..breaking off at the last minute before colliding ! This wind dance was a delight to behold...a bunch of black marks moving in the sky, while I watched in place, with a black mark on my forehead !
I returned at ~ 5:30 PM and found their number had risen to ~ 31, all in the school & firehouse area. By ~ 6 PM, the full had flock relocated to it's Night Roost, in the 3 large spruce trees on the w/s of Roanoke Ave, at the intersection of Elton St., Riverhead.