Date: 1/1/18 1:35 pm From: Steve Compton <scompton1251...> Subject: Re: Black Vultures and Table Scraps
Folks, Black Vultures frequented the City Market on Market Street when produce and meat were sold there. They were such a familiar sight they were known as "Charleston Eagles". Steve ComptonGreenville,SCFormer licensed City of Charleston Tour Guide Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE DroidOn 1 Jan 2018 2:50 pm, John Fussell <jfuss...> wrote:
See Birds of North America, by T.G. Pearson et al, 1917, for a photo of Black Vultures scavenging the streets of Charleston.Further, under the species account, it states: "To the visitor for the first time in the South the appearance of that dusky scavenger the Black Vulture, calmly walking around in the streets as domesticated and unafraid as the English Sparrow of northern cities, strikes him as a bit odd."John FussellMorehead City, NC
----- Original Message ----- From: Steve CoxTo: Carolina BirdsSent: Monday, January 01, 2018 10:04 AMSubject: Black Vultures and Table Scraps
Hi and happy new year to all:
For the past two days, I have experienced something that is new to me. Â A few days ago, I threw out in my back yard some table scrapes, particularly a turkey carcass. Usually a raccoon, possum or dog will find any scraps and consume them.
Yesterday and today, I hadÂ a mixed flock of black and turkey vultures visit. The black vultures were pigging out on the carcass. The turkey vultures were not paying it any attention.
Has anyone else experienced black vultures eating table scraps?
Fountain Inn, SC
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