Date: 10/5/17 1:14 pm
From: pat.mary.taylor <pat.mary.taylor...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Black Vulture Vancouver Island

The Black Vulture continues in Metchosin, photographed Oct 5 sitting in a fir opposite 4760 Lisandra in Metchosin from at least 7:30-8:30 am. The bird has been present here for 3 days. However, the road-killed deer it was feeding on was buried on Oct 4. It will likely remain in the area as both species of vulture were seen feeding on a road-killed rabbit on nearby Tiswilde Road.

A Black Vulture was released from a rehabilitation Center on Vancouver Island in June. At this time it is not known how such a bird ended up in a rehab on the island, what dates it was at the site, and at what town the centre is located. The first sighting on September 5, 18 Kilometers off Port Hardy then September 27-Oct 5 in Metchosin correlate with a migration pattern while a bird released in June would likely have been seen at an earlier date.

Keith Taylor
Victoria BC

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